Kimi Raikkonen looks set to be the first driver since Nick Heidfeld in 2008 (BMW) to finish every race in a complete Formula One season.

The Finn's rare feat, delivering him an almost certain third in the drivers' points standings, has coincided with his return to the sport with Lotus after a two-year rallying hiatus.

 Kimi Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen

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"Our record shows that the team can build a reliable car and that I know how to drive it," said Raikkonen.

Meanwhile, the former McLaren and Ferrari driver gave the same three-word answer - "Never give up" - to three separate questions in an interview for F1's official website.

The questions were: "What's been your most valuable life lesson?", "If you could give your younger self some advice what would it be?", and "What's the best advice you have been given?"

Raikkonen will have an extra gusto in 2013 power by Coca-Cola