Finns finish third, fifth at Brazil Grand Prix

There's only one more race of this year's FI season left, with both Finnish drivers hoping for podium finishes in Abu Dhabi later this month.

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File picture of Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen / Credit: Sauber Motorsport

Finnish drivers finished a credible third and fifth at Sunday’s Brazil Grand Prix.

Kimi Räikkönen took the chequered flag in third place in his Ferrari – a car he won’t be driving for much longer. For the 2019 season the Iceman will be part of the Alfa Romeo Sauber team, in a new two year deal.

Another Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas came third, and the two Finns battled it out on the Autódromo José Carlos Pace track in São Paulo for much of the race.

Räikkönen was stuck behind Bottas until tyre problems on lap 18 forced the Mercedes driver went in for a pit stop.

Later in the race Räikkönen again found himself stuck behind his countryman, and took another ten laps to past him.

The final race of this year’s Formula One season takes place in Abu Dhabi in two weeks, and while Britain’s Lewis Hamilton has already won the championship this year, both Finnish drivers would not complain about podium finishes in the Middle East later this month.

Finnish F1 driver Valtteri Bottas (L) celebrated Father’s Day in Brazil with his dad (R) / Credit: @ValtteriBottas Instagram