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#51 giacomo

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:25

Originally posted by Spunout
"Who is that boy who drives the Sauber in front of me?" - Michael Schumacher

:p
I cannot remember the Sauber boys ever beating Schumacher in 2001.

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#52 Cinquecento

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 10:36

I've read somewhere that it took Kimi a while to learn to speak. When he was three years old, he still used babble that only his brother Rami could understand. Kimi would go to the fridge and mumble something, then his mother would ask Rami what Kimi wanted, and Rami would go "He wants cheese, ma."

I love his personality. There are nothing but dumb questions thrown at him week in week out. He must be wondering what difference it makes to answer them in any depth, but he has great patience. Maybe he learned this tolerance when his mother used to confuse his pleas for milk with his pleas for cheese, and he draws his patience from those early experiences.

Yeah, It's starting to show howcome I never graduated from psychology studies... :p

#53 glorius&victorius

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 11:21

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thats the worst photoshop effort i ever saw

#54 Galko877

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 12:00

Originally posted by rally man


It could be interesting enough that Kimi's crash in Monaco's race happened with Fernando Alonso when they were fighting for lead in the first corner. At least that's the story I have heard.


I have once read extracts from a (rather biased) book on Fernando Alonso. There the author wrote about this incident and wrote something along the lines: Kimi ran Fernando off the track something that Fernando could never forgive him. Sounds like a lot of BS though and the whole book sounded a lot of biased BS and had also a lot of inaccuracies so I'm not sure how credible it is.

#55 Spunout

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Posted 26 October 2007 - 13:07

Originally posted by Galko877


I have once read extracts from a (rather biased) book on Fernando Alonso. There the author wrote about this incident and wrote something along the lines: Kimi ran Fernando off the track something that Fernando could never forgive him. Sounds like a lot of BS though and the whole book sounded a lot of biased BS and had also a lot of inaccuracies so I'm not sure how credible it is.


Sounds like BS to me. Alonso has always talked about how his battles with Kimi were tough but fair, since the karting days.

Was the book written by Carlos Miguel? :D

#56 hello86

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 11:30

smoking kimi :smoking:

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#57 LePatron

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:36

I'm not sure if this was already brought up but during the Brazilian race we caught a brief view on the world feed of an older gentleman with a Ferrari cap. I think it was around the time of the start. Was this Kimi's father?

#58 hello86

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 13:10

Originally posted by LePatron
I'm not sure if this was already brought up but during the Brazilian race we caught a brief view on the world feed of an older gentleman with a Ferrari cap. I think it was around the time of the start. Was this Kimi's father?


no it was his manager david robertson

#59 Hacklerf

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 15:08

Originally posted by hello86
smoking kimi :smoking:

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Haha that chicks hot, nice one Kimi,

:smoking:

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#60 Panch

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 15:55

After the dolphin case Räikkönen said: Some people have a drink, others have two! :lol:

#61 rolf123

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 17:39

Great pics, you can browse the rest of them from the index:

http://s201.photobuc...aa34/kimi-site/

#62 pac

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 19:09

According to October '07 issue of F1 Racing magazine, favorite vodka is Koskenkorva. :drunk:

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 20:30

Originally posted by hello86
who thse who can understand finnish

http://kuvat2.iltasa...o/ISF1_kimi.pdf


What's "Salama tappoi ravustajan" in English?

#64 Niro

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 20:32

Originally posted by Cinquecento
I've read somewhere that it took Kimi a while to learn to speak. When he was three years old, he still used babble that only his brother Rami could understand. Kimi would go to the fridge and mumble something, then his mother would ask Rami what Kimi wanted, and Rami would go "He wants cheese, ma."


I spilled my vodka on the keyboards for this one! Thank's Cinquecento!

#65 spin

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 21:07

Originally posted by Niro


What's "Salama tappoi ravustajan" in English?


"Crayfish catcher killed by a lightning."

You asked... ;)

#66 hello86

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 15:47

lil´ kimi

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#67 Niro

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 22:28

Originally posted by spin


"Crayfish catcher killed by a lightning."

You asked... ;)


Poor guy. Thanks. Now I know.

Think I'm gonna do a folk song about it.

Hope he was poor and working for the rich man.

#68 monaco

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 23:26

Notation on the photos of young Kimi --

"Made by Kimi - always No. 1"

He's always wanted to be world champion ;)

#69 former champ

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:04

Originally posted by hello86
smoking kimi :smoking:

http://i201.photobuc...9752picture.jpg
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any bloke who loves to party, is a World Champion race car driver, races for Ferrari and loves the opposite sex, gets my vote. :up:

#70 Gary Edwards

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:05

Originally posted by almart
So, I was just reading the Gazzetta that has a little preview of their style issue this weekend profiling the new world champion, and I realised I hardly know anything about Kimi at all: With that in mind, I was hoping we could create a nice little profile of our new world champion with anecdotes, and anything anyone knows about him:

The Gazzetta, for instance, reports our Kimi was so poor growing up his house had an actual - OUTHOUSE - which really is something, considering ... he seems to have a house in Finland, in Helsinki, and his career was financed by his mother's brother ... the guy had no aptitude for any kind of 'intellectual' subjects, having failed repeatedly at school, and excelled only in manual projects such as woodworking and mechanics ... though his father doubts he'd ever have become an engineer, suggesting he'd have become a mechanic instead.


All you need to know is hes Finnish,he cant string a sentence together and hes lucked in on a world championship :rotfl:

#71 pUs

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:10

Originally posted by Gary Edwards


All you need to know is hes Finnish,he cant string a sentence together and hes lucked in on a world championship :rotfl:


:rolleyes:

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:24

Originally posted by Gary Edwards


All you need to know is hes Finnish,he cant string a sentence together and hes lucked in on a world championship :rotfl:


Rats...... move on..

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 18:01

Originally posted by Gary Edwards


All you need to know is hes Finnish,he cant string a sentence together and hes lucked in on a world championship :rotfl:


What have you done that anyone else would take notice so far in your life, Gary? Sour Grapes.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 19:47

According to Dan Knutson (National Speed Sport News), Italian journalists who were frustrated by Kimi Raikkonen's brief answers, nicknamed him "The Wall."

La parete?

#75 Cheap Wine Alesi

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 20:11

Originally posted by pac
According to Dan Knutson (National Speed Sport News), Italian journalists who were frustrated by Kimi Raikkonen's brief answers, nicknamed him "The Wall."

La parete?

Räikkönen must be a journalists worst nightmare. To be fair to him, if an obvious obnoxious idiot like matt bishop or peter windsor interviewed me, I would respond in a similar way.

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 20:19

Originally posted by Cheap Wine Alesi
Räikkönen must be a journalists worst nightmare. To be fair to him, if an obvious obnoxious idiot like matt bishop or peter windsor interviewed me, I would respond in a similar way.


Peter works for Speed TV and his insights are great during a GP weekend. He knows a lot of high ranking people high inside most of the teams. Having said that, his blind worship of Messrs LH and co. is just unbelievable. That is evident during the press conferences to all of us.

I was afraid that assume that LH was still on podium and KR won the championship at brazil, he would have asked LH,
"Lewis how does it feel to be so close yet losing the covetted championship" ,

"Talk us through those final laps when you could see that the championship is running out of your hands" ,

"How was the start, you obviously lost the bigger picture and focused on Alonso, do you think that bodywork damage due to the mistake put your gearbox into reset?" :)

#77 Cheap Wine Alesi

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Posted 31 October 2007 - 20:24

Originally posted by dajwalia


Peter works for Speed TV and his insights are great during a GP weekend. He knows a lot of high ranking people high inside most of the teams. Having said that, his blind worship of Messrs LH and co. is just unbelievable. That is evident during the press conferences to all of us.


I have to disagree here. A lot of the stuff he says is stupid and ends up being wrong. His driving style reports at f1 racing are probably the worst and funniest piece of sports journalism for a long time, it is comedy.

I was afraid that assume that LH was still on podium and KR won the championship at brazil, he would have asked LH,
"Lewis how does it feel to be so close yet losing the covetted championship" ,

"Talk us through those final laps when you could see that the championship is running out of your hands" ,

"How was the start, you obviously lost the bigger picture and focused on Alonso, do you think that bodywork damage due to the mistake put your gearbox into reset?" :)

His obsession with Lewis is worrying. It seems almost unhealthy.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 15:53

...back on topic...

According to Dan Knutson (National Speed Sport News), this year's European GP @ Nürburgring was the first F1 race KR's 81-year-old grandmother has attended. Apparently, for her 80th birthday he gave her an all-day ticket to a go-kart track.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 16:05

Originally posted by pac
According to October '07 issue of F1 Racing magazine, favorite vodka is Koskenkorva. :drunk:

koskenkorva is not a vodka its our national booze which we all drink sometime in our lives :up:

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 16:35

Originally posted by mursuka80
koskenkorva is not a vodka its our national booze which we all drink sometime in our lives :up:

Thanks for the clarification mursuka!

fyi: wiki entry:
[...]"Although commonly called a "vodka" in English, in Finland it is not called a "vodka", but viina (from brännvin), "hard liquor"."

#81 jokuvaan

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 17:02

national booze which we all drink sometime


apart from around 12% who are sober in this country

#82 hello86

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 18:55

hmm i always thought that kimi lived in the red house behind the green one :confused:



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Posted 01 November 2007 - 19:25

Originally posted by hello86
hmm i always thought that kimi lived in the red house behind the green one :confused:

Great stuff! Sounds a bit like a fairy tale: "Kimi Räikkönen lived 15 minutes from the go-chart track, in this small green house surrounded by a forest with wolves and bears." :D

That was very classy when Saari acknowledged Massa and thanked all of the Brazilians. Props to the Kimi fan club for posting the video and translation.

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 21:59

Originally posted by hello86
hmm i always thought that kimi lived in the red house behind the green one :confused:


Great video! His father was going to buy an indoor toilet, but decided to buy Kimi a kart instead -- good stuff.

#85 Knot

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Posted 01 November 2007 - 22:55

The guy makes 51 mil and still hasn't bought a comb.

:lol:

#86 intelligentsia

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:51

That is a great Video, the part about the bears and forest was really funny. :rotfl:

Is it true?

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 18:40

Originally posted by intelligentsia
That is a great Video, the part about the bears and forest was really funny. :rotfl:

Is it true?


No.

#88 FNG

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 18:44

Originally posted by DriveFastLiveSlow


No.


No bears in Finland?

#89 DriveFastLiveSlow

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 18:58

Originally posted by FNG


No bears in Finland?


Not in Espoo.

#90 Knot

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 19:04

So you are saying bears don't espoo in the woods there?

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 19:17

Originally posted by Knot
So you are saying bears don't espoo in the woods there?


Only when other options are exhausted, but generally not. Especially in Espoo.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 00:54

Originally posted by DriveFastLiveSlow
Not in Espoo.

The only bear you will find in Espoo is beer. ('karhu' = bear in english).

Here's a take from sport news 10 years ago, when Kimi was just a promising karting driver.



#93 Mauseri

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 18:45

Originally posted by hello86
hmm i always thought that kimi lived in the red house behind the green one :confused:

WTF is that one guy smoking? "In finland karting is same as football in brazil" :rotfl:

Maybe for his kids it is, but truth is in general karting is a hobby of a few only.

#94 Cinquecento

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 19:26

Originally posted by Knot
So you are saying bears don't espoo in the woods there?


:D

Not since they learned to use that outhouse.

#95 lanius

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 20:54

Originally posted by DriveFastLiveSlow


Not in Espoo.


Actually there are, in Nuuksio for example.

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 21:31

Originally posted by Yellowmc
I think a lot of his cool attitude comes from his time with the Finnish Army, I am one of those oldies who believe that taking part in national service can only be a good thing. The fact that he had only 20+ car races under his belt when he tested an F1 car is simply staggering and is a testament to his raw talent.


I think Kimi´s nature has nothing to do with Finnish army.

First of all, the army-time in Finland is really short, and second, for example, how Kimi couldn´t stand Ron "the controlfreak" Dennis, i think that comment of yours is only wishful thinking of someone who likes the discipline of finnish army, or any army ( like McLaren-army :) ).

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Posted 04 November 2007 - 21:48

Sport guys can apply into special sport military service which is customized person by person.
Rumour is that certain famous swimmer spend 3 nights total in the army.

I'm quite certain that situations/misery Kimi had there were simply nothing compared to avarage guy.

#98 Mauseri

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 17:05

Originally posted by jokuvaan
I'm quite certain that situations/misery Kimi had there were simply nothing compared to avarage guy.

We normal guys rested most of the day waiting for next dinner. This is the magical treatment which makes men out of boys.

#99 The Kanisteri

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 17:21

New Vauhdin Maailma (finnish motorsport magazine) says it's true little Kimi made huge cock drawing onto elementary school wall with spray paint.

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Posted 06 November 2007 - 00:13

Originally posted by The Kanisteri
New Vauhdin Maailma (finnish motorsport magazine) says it's true little Kimi made huge cock drawing onto elementary school wall with spray paint.


I missed that story it sounds funny what is the details of the story?