Kimi Raikkonen has set two new records in Formula One in Monza last Saturday, driving the fastest lap in history with an average of 263.587 km/h, but also set a new record for the longest period from the first to the last pole position.

Raikkonen had his F1 debut in Sauber in 2001, and in 2002 he came to McLaren as a substitute for Mika Hakkinen. That season he had four podiums and one fastest lap, and in 2003 he secired the first win in Malaysia and the first pole position at Nurburgring where European GP was held.

McLaren drivers have been driving the modified 2002 F1 car MP4-17D in which Raikkonen won pole position at Nurburgring without setting the best time in any of the three sectors.

After having failed to secure the pole position for 0.059 seconds (and started fourth) in Brazil and in Austria for 0.039 seconds (second behind Michael Schumacher), Kimi Raikkonen finaly got his first pole position in career and first for  McLaren in 2003.

This time, Raikkonen beat his rivals for a fraction of a second – Michael Schumacher was slower only 0.032 seconds, and Ralf Schumacher just 0.096 seconds despite having four laps of fuel more than Raikkonen.

Fifteen years later, more precisely 15 years, two months and four days, the Finn rewrote history and won the pole position at Monza in Ferrari SF71H, setting a new record in Formula 1 between the first and the last pole position.

So far, the record kept Rubens Barrichello with 14 days less from his first pole position in Belgium in 1994 in Jordan and the last in Brazil in 2009 in Brawn GP. And the first and last pole Rubens won in the rain.

STARTING GRID FOR 2003 EUROPEAN GP

1 6 Kimi Räikkönen McLaren/Mercedes 1:31.523
2 1 M.Schumacher Ferrari 1:31.555 0.032
3 4 Ralf Schumacher Williams/BMW 1:31.619 0.096
4 3 J.P.Montoya Williams/BMW 1:31.765 0.242
5 2 R.Barrichello Ferrari 1:31.780 0.257
6 7 Jarno Trulli Renault 1:31.976 0.453
7 20 Olivier Panis Toyota 1:32.350 0.827
8 8 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:32.424 0.901
9 5 David Coulthard McLaren/Mercedes 1:32.742 1.219
10 21 C.da Matta Toyota 1:32.949 1.426
11 14 Mark Webber Jaguar/Cosworth 1:33.066 1.543
12 17 Jenson Button BAR/Honda 1:33.395 1.872
13 11 G.Fisichella Jordan/Ford 1:33.553 2.030
14 12 Ralph Firman Jordan/Ford 1:33.827 2.304
15 10 H-H.Frentzen Sauber/Petronas 1:34.000 2.477
16 15 Antônio Pizzonia Jaguar/Cosworth 1:34.159 2.636
17 16 J.Villeneuve BAR/Honda 1:34.596 3.073
18 19 Jos Verstappen Minardi/Cosworth 1:36.318 4.795
19 18 Justin Wilson Minardi/Cosworth 1:36.485 4.962
20 9 Nick Heidfeld Sauber/Petronas

STARTING GRID FOR 2018 ITALIAN GP

1 7 Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari 1:19.119
2 5 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1:19.280 0.161
3 44 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1:19.294 0.175
4 77 Valtteri Bottas Mercedes 1:19.656 0.537
5 33 Max Verstappen Red Bull/TAG Heuer 1:20.615 1.496
6 8 Romain Grosjean Haas/Ferrari 1:20.936 1.817
7 55 Carlos Sainz Renault 1:21.041 1.922
8 31 Esteban Ocon Force India/Mercedes 1:21.099 1.980
9 10 Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso/Honda 1:21.350 2.231
10 18 Lance Stroll Williams/Mercedes 1:21.627 2.508
11 20 Kevin Magnussen Haas/Ferrari 1:21.669 2.550
12 35 Sergey Sirotkin Williams/Mercedes 1:21.732 2.613
13 14 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Renault 1:22.568 3.449
14 11 Sergio Pérez Force India/Mercedes 1:21.888 2.769
15 16 Charles Leclerc Sauber/Ferrari 1:21.889 2.770
16 28 Brendon Hartley Toro Rosso/Honda 1:21.934 2.815
17 2 S.Vandoorne McLaren/Renault 1:22.085 2.966
18 9 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1:22.048 2.929
19 3 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/TAG Heuer
20 27 Nico Hülkenberg Renault
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