Raikkonen topped the podium for the first time since the Belgian Grand Prix in 2009 after starting from fifth on the grid, finishing ahead of Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel in a thrilling race.
“I’m very happy for the team – and myself – but mainly for the all the crew here and everyone at Enstone,” he said.
“It’s been a hard season and I feel this win is well deserved for everyone and just what we need. It’s also something great for all the fans who have continued to support me and the team.
“We’ve not had the easiest time in the last few races. Hopefully this gives everyone more belief, not just for everyone working at the track and at the factory, but for everyone behind the scenes running the team.
“I hope this can turn around the tables and give us many more good races and wins; if not this year, then next year.”
Raikkonen is currently third in the drivers’ standings and 57 points behind leader Vettel ahead of the US Grand Prix later this month.
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