Raikkonen breaks qualifying record
Kimi Raikkonen’s pole position time set a new record for the fastest average speed for a Formula 1 World Championship lap at 163.785mph. This breaks the record set by Williams-bmw driver Juan Pablo Montoya (above) in first qualifying at Monza in 2004 – 162.950mph. This is only the third time the record has been broken in 33 years since Keke Rosberg’s 160.925mph pole lap in the Williams-honda at the 1985 British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Montoya initially broke the record at Monza in 2002, before setting his longstanding mark there two years later.
Kimi Raikkonen’s record-breaking pole speed