Kimi raikkonen age
On the podium the new champion swigged and sprayed his champagne and, grinning at last, the Iceman broke his silence with a virtual torrent of words. There were more incidents and accidents than usual and he finished a distant fourth in the championship, well behind his new team mate Sebastian Vettel. To provide for Kimi, born on 17 October, , and his older brother Rami, their hard-working parents Matti and Paula toiled, respectively, as a road builder and an office clerk. Impressed by his immediate pace and assured approach, Sauber shrewdly signed the year old to drive for them in In two more seasons with Ferrari his results tapered off, as did his interest in continuing. Yet he remained arguably the most popular driver and Ferrari renewed his contract. Kimi, a reluctant student who used his schoolbag as a sled to slide down snow-covered hills, enjoyed winter sports, especially ice hockey, though he eventually gave it up because he hated getting up for early-morning practice. In truth, the Iceman's private life was running smoothly and he was well-settled on the domestic front, having in married Jenni Dahlmann, a gorgeous Finnish fashion model and former Miss Scandanavia. Instead, he signed a two-year contract with Sauber, a back-to-the-future return to where his great F1 adventure began. The car couldn't always keep up with his talent and it took seven seasons for Kimi 'Iceman' Raikkonen to become World Champion.
I know what I'm doing. At the end of Ferrari offered him a lucrative way out by buying up the final year of his contract to make way for Fernando Alonso.
No longer a race winner, but dutifully performing his role as understudy to his team leader Sebastian Vettel, he finished fourth in the driver standings and scored a fair share of the points that enabled Ferrari to secure second place among the teams.
Kimi, a reluctant student who used his schoolbag as a sled to slide down snow-covered hills, enjoyed winter sports, especially ice hockey, though he eventually gave it up because he hated getting up for early-morning practice.
I came from pretty much nothing but my family, friends and sponsors helped me get here. At 16 he left school and enrolled in a course for mechanics, believing this skill might be the only way to stay involved in motorsport. At their sumptuous Swiss home there was plenty of room for their two dogs and Kimi's car collection.
In the Finn made a comeback at Lotus. Asked to name his most prized possessions, he replied: "My wife and my Ferrari Enzo.
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