Kimi Raikkonen just gets better and better. The self-styled Ice-Man dealt another smack in the face to Michael Schumacher as he claimed pole position for this year's European Grand Prix in Germany.

The first pole position of his career appeared to mean more to Mercedes boss, Norbert Haug than it did to the Finn, as the normally reticent Haug bashed his fists on the table in his pit-wall booth.

Kimi is 3 points behind Michael Schumacher in the drivers championship, and is in prime position to redress the balance, and possibly even overtake Schumacher this weekend as he waits for the new Mclaren MP4-18 to make it to a Grand Prix.

Schumacher recently slammed the new points system, claiming he should be farther ahead in the championship after 4 wins.

Did we hear him complaining when he was behind Kimi in the championship at the start of the season but still remaining in contention due to at least finishing the race and scoring points in excess of those he would have gained last season? No.

He would only be 9 points ahead under last years rules in any case. The man is a whiner.