Kimi Räikkönen - A to Z

A to Z

Animated: A word that has not frequently been used to describe Kimi’s appearances in press conferences, interviews, etc.

Belgium: The Finn has won the Belgian Grand Prix more than any other race – with a total of four victories from his last five visits to the ultimate driver’s circuit, Spa.

Champion: Kimi made his F1 bow testing a Sauber in 2000 at Italy’s Mugello circuit. The only other driver on track, Michael Schumacher, saw enough to correctly declare him a future champion (see O).

Dahlman: On 31 July 2004 Kimi Matias Raikkonen married Jenni Dahlman, a Finnish model and former Miss Scandinavia.

Eighteen: Kimi has a total of 18 grand prix victories from his Formula 1 career so far. The first came at Sepang in 2003, the most recent at Spa in 2009 (see L).

Fastest laps: Kimi has an enviable total of 35 fastest laps, which places him third on the all-time list behind only Michael Schumacher (76) and Alain Prost (41).

G Forces: after two seasons in the WRC, Kimi’s going to need to work on his neck to withstand F1’s cornering forces.

Hinwil: Home of Kimi’s first Formula 1 team, Sauber.

Iceman: The Finn has the word Iceman emblazoned on his crash helmet. He’s cool, you see...

James Hunt: Another F1 world champion who has apparently offered Kimi both inspiration and a pseudonym for races in both snowmobiles and powerboats.

Karting: Kimi owned his first kart when he was eight years old. He started competing in 1988 and went on to take the Nordic Championship a decade later.

Last lap: The Finn produced perhaps his greatest victory at Suzuka in 2005 from 17th on the grid, storming through the field to pass Giancarlo Fisichella on lap 53 of 53.

Motocross: Kimi founded his own Motocross World Championship team, Ice 1 Racing.

NASCAR: Kimi has also ventured into racing in the United States, making his debut in the Camping World Truck Series last year (see X).

One point: This was the margin by which Kimi took the 2007 F1 world championship ahead of Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso.

Pole: Kimi has taken a total of 16 F1 pole positions, the latest at Magny-Cours in 2008.

Queen: Anything HRH can do... In 2008 Kimi appeared on a set of Finnish postage stamps.

Renault: Most of Kimi’s pre-F1 experience came in Formula Renault. He won the 2000 title with seven wins and ten podiums from ten races.

Snow: The Iceman is fond of anything freezing and white – with snowmobiles, snowboards and ice hockey among his favourite pastimes.

Twenty-three: Kimi famously only had a total of 23 car races in his life before he made his F1. He won 13 of them...

Unique style: No-one else dresses quite like Kimi in F1.

Victory: Winning the 2007 World Championship.

WRC: Kimi has a total of 59 points from his time in the World Rally Championship. He also has a stage victory to his name from the 2010 Rallye Deutschland.

X-rated: We learned from Kimi’s NASCAR pit-to-car radio conversations that we should make sure he has enough in his drinks bottle...

Yacht: Kimi is a big fan of yachting.

Zzzzzzzz: At his first F1 race at Melbourne in 2001, Kimi surprised all by being cool enough to have a nap half an hour before going to the grid. He went on to score a point for 6th place and the Iceman was born


Muito bom este A a Z com Kimi no site da Lotus. Deem uma olhada neste link aqui, porque tem mais coisas bacanas como o currículo do Iceman e um Q&A.

Beijinhos, Ludy


Nelson disse…
Muito bacana mesmo! A Lotus parece ter um time muito bom nessa questão de internet... várias coisas legais, tanto no site, quanto no youtube, no facebook...

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