Kimi goes to Brazil with fond memories

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The penultimate round of the Formula 1 World Championship at Brazil's Interlagos circuit this weekend will be bring back some fond memories for Kimi Raikkonen.

In 2007, the venue was the scene of the Finn's triumph and coronation as world champion, beating Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso by a single point.

“What I remember most about that weekend is the determination with which the team set about securing the goal it had set itself going into the event, namely winning the championship," Kimi said at last weekend's Finali Mondiali event in Mugello.

"It was so nice to end the year with a win and with the championship, and for everyone it was a relief."

The Sao Paulo track is the shortest layout on the calendar after Monaco and Mexico, and more of an old generation track from a technical perspective, but it's still one Raikkonen greatly appreciates.

“I like this track, even though it’s very short, because if you tackle it properly, it’s great fun to drive," Raikkonen said.

"Last year, the track was resurfaced and the grip level was high, something drivers always like as it means you can be more aggressive. The fact it’s a short track doesn’t mean it’s easy to set up the car. There are many factors to take into consideration, not least of which is the weather.”

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