F1i's Driver Ratings for the 2019 German GP

Kimi Raikkonen (P12): 8/10
Also losing out due to the post-race penalty on Alfa Romeo was Kimi Raikkonen. Like his team mate, the Finn had had a slow start to his weekend and was only 17th fastest in FP1, but he quickly rallied and was in the top ten on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, which he converted into a Q3 appearance in qualifying where he achieved an impressive fifth place on the grid - although Kimi appeared less like celebrating the success and more annoyed about missing out on the second row to Pierre Gasly. He got his revenge on Sunday, a rapid start putting him ahead of both Gasly and Max Verstappen and briefly up to third place, before Verstappen regrouped and snatched the position back from him on lap 2. The early pit stops set Raikkonen back but it wasn't long before he was running comfortably in the top six. Unfortunately his decision to switch to slicks on lap 26 was premature and he was obliged to pit again two laps later which seemed to stall his momentum; and on lap 40 we survived a spin at the last corner unharmed but with the loss of two positions. A final stop dropped him to 11th place, but he made up four places in the final ten laps to finish in seventh - only to promptly lose all his hard-won points to that penalty for the team inadvertently using driver aids in the confused build-up to the race.