The Ice Man kicks us off in number five. Raikkonen made his debut in F1 in 2001 for Sauber, and has a contract at that same team until 2020, meaning that he'll be driving in the sport for at least another two years. With 75125 kilometres under his belt already in 288 Grand Prix entries, Raikkonen could well end up holding the record at the end of his career. Of those kilometres, 6399 have been as a race leader.
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On number four we find the man who has started more Grands Prix than anyone else in F1 history; Rubens Barrichello. In his 323 races, the Brazilian veteran drove a whopping 80607 kilometres, which is just about two laps around the earth's equator. His resumé is impressive at 14 pole positions and 11 race wins, but as Michael Schumacher's number two at Ferrari, Barrichello never managed to win a title, unlike Raikkonen.
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It's funny that Button was actually behind Barrichello at the end of 2016 when he gave up his place at McLaren to Stoffel Vandoorne and became the team's reserve driver. It wasn't until Monaco 2017, when he had to stand in for Fernando Alonso who was driving the Indy 500, that the Brit passed Barrichello by 166 kilometres. He totals at 80863 kilometres in 306 Grands Prix, which includes that one title he won at Brawn GP in 2009.
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At P2 it's the Rekordmeister himself, even though seven-time champion Michael Schumacher couldn't quite keep this record. The German broke the record at the time, but got overtaken by one of his old rivals in P1 (can you guess who it is already?). In his 19 seasons in F1, Schumi drove an incredible 81208 kilometres in 307 Grands Prix, with 155 of those races ending in a podium finish for him. With his astonishing 91 career wins, his win percentage is at thirty percent.
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At number one, it's none other than Fernando "Now We Can Fight" Alonso. With his current situation at McLaren and his previous one at Ferrari, it's easy to forget just how incredible the Spaniard was when he had actually capable cars. With 83266 kilometres driven in F1, he probably could've made that number much higher if it wasn't for his McLaren breaking down every other race. With 308 starts in his career, he'll add four more before the end of the season, when the 37-year-old will retire from F1 with this record. Raikkonen can break that, though, if he can do about 6000 kilometres per season in 2019 and 2020. Until then, we bow to you, 'Nando!
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