"For sure we were not in the strongest position at some points of the season, but we always believed that we could recover, we could do a better job than the others and even in the hard times everybody was sticking together and we didn't give up," smiled Kimi Raikkonen, as he celebrated the most unlikely of championship victories.
There was absolutely no doubt that Raikkonen and Ferrari were fast enough to deserve this title. The only surprise was how they pulled it off when arithmetic had been against them for many months.
The slump that followed Raikkonen's commanding win in Australia had proved costly. He was all-but-invisible in the subsequent five races, especially after that embarrassing Monaco qualifying error.