As part of AUTOSPORT's Christmas trawl through 2012's best features, we look back to October, when Jonathan Noble wondered whether McLaren would have been better off picking Kamui Kobayashi over his Sauber team-mate Sergio Perez...
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It's not for scoring 18 wins and 16 poles in 169 starts that F1 fans the world over laud Kimi Raikkonen for being something very special.
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