Mark Hughes: Raikkonen knew what he was doing

Mark Hughes: Raikkonen knew what he was doing

"Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing," was one of the highlights of Kimi Raikkonen's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The other, of course, was him putting on a great performance to take his first win of 2012. Mark Hughes reviews the race

It was about an hour before the race when Red Bull team principal Christian Horner took a deep breath and knocked on Sebastian Vettel's door to wish him good luck.

"He was sitting in there playing a drum kit," marvelled Horner later, "his trainer sitting there with him, and he just said, 'I'll see you on the podium.'"

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