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Character Cup - Round 1, Räikkönen vs. Nakajima - Judge the best of the quiet personalities of Kimi and Kazuki

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Räikkönen vs. Nakajima

At first glance, this matchup is an odd one, but actually both are generally quiet guys who concentrate on driving to the best of their ability. Which will you choose?

Kimi Räikkönen

Kimi ticks a lot of boxes - he's a fast driver, quite the character in the paddock, and there are plenty of amusing stories about him. Gorilla suit, anyone? However, when it comes to Formula 1, it can be a bit hit and miss, in more ways than one. Sometimes, his interviews are amusing, sometimes he's just toeing the corporate line. Out on track, he has the fire to push hard and be a champion, else he settles for a mid-field position whilst struggling with the car. A big mix of contrasting character traits is Kimi. Will he get your vote?

Kazuki Nakajima

Kaz tends to walk in Rosberg's shadow, but seems to be a genuinely nice guy. He comes across as always being happy and grateful to be where he is, particularly when he's in the F1 car. Apart from that, we don't know much about the newcomer. He obviously impresses the guys in the garage, to have been snapped up from the Toyota Young Driver's programme, and to have his contract renewed time and again. It's time for Kaz to shine in the car and make a name for himself, to ensure his career in F1 is lengthy. Does he have the character to do so?