Kimi Raikkonen's road to the 2007 World Championship - and the views of those closest to him. By ADAM COOPER
It took a long time, but Kimi Raikkonen has finally won the World Championship title that he so clearly deserves. And, of course, it came at the expense of McLaren after his own two near misses with the British team in 2003 and '05.
This was an extraordinary season for the Finn that began with an oh-so-easy victory in Australia that proved to be a false dawn. It was followed by a series of frustrating races that even led some to speculate that his future with the team was in doubt. Yet once everything clicked, Kimi was more often than not the man to beat, a position that was obscured by the headline-grabbing battle between Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.