Formula 1: Räikkönen receives DHL Fastest Lap Trophy
The Finn is the first driver in the history of Formula 1 to win the trophy for the highest number of fastest laps in one season.Bonn, 10/22/2007, 11:30 AM CEST
The battle for the DHL Fastest Lap Trophy was exciting, the winning margin exceptionally tight. Before the last race, and with five of the fastest laps, Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen was still one point behind his teammate Felipe Massa. Literally in the final second, Räikkönen managed to secure the trophy for the fastest of the fast. At the Grand Prix in Brazil, the season's final race, the Finn drove the fastest lap and won the award for the first time in the history of Formula 1.
Although Räikkönen and Massa had achieved the same number of fastest laps and even second fastest laps at the end of the season, the Finn is leading in terms of third-fastest laps and according to the rules of the award is therefore the winner in the battle for the DHL Fastest Lap Trophy.
Kimi Räikkönen also still holds the season's record for fastest laps. In 2005 he drove ten of the fastest laps in 19 races. The greatest number of fastest laps in the history of Formula 1 so far was achieved by Michael Schumacher with 76 laps.
This year DHL is awarding the DHL Fastest Lap Trophy for the first time to the fastest of the fast. DHL has for a long time been official logistics partner of Formula 1 and since the beginning of the current season has also officially lent its name to the fastest lap - the DHL Fastest Lap.