Nov.22 (GMM/Inautonews.com) 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.

“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?”