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#201 speedy

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 16:50

Originally posted by kismet
Well, to be honest, I thought it was a bit of a no-brainer that the human Ken doll would win the Finnish athlete of the year award. He's just so disgustingly wholesome that losing was not an option.


:lol: Life is or how do they say.

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#202 giacomo

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 17:02

Originally posted by Galko877
I would say F1 is more socially useful than most other professional sports. For example, what does football contribute to society other than providing a good circus? However F1 does contribute to the automobile industry (which is important in our everyday life) with new ideas, developments etc.

What exactly does modern F1 contribute for our everyday street cars?

Tyre warmers? Traction control? HANS? Carbon monocoques?

#203 Mauseri

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 17:04

Originally posted by kismet
More seriously, let's just say I believe whatever benefits there are to the world at large to be just a drop in the ocean in comparison to the time, effort, resources etc. wasted along the way. But anyway, I'm not trying to rank different sports in order of how 'good' they are, I'm just saying that gazillion-dollar professional sports in general are not something civil courts should consider particularly deserving of admiration and special protection if and when there are opposing interests at play.

Pitkämäki earns pretty well enough for an athlete. He had very good TV coverage in finland and he has been able to make sponsorshipdeals. And I think he won some prizes as well.

It's perfectly understandable though that Kimi didnt get it. Even if he won it in the end, he struggled a bit too much in the beginning, and only won it thanks to rookie mistakes.

Pitkämäki was a very good choice. He had a near perfect season on world class level. Personally I'd not have liked to see that woman skier, who was caught of using doping earlier, winning it.

Perfectly understandable though that Autosport is upset ;) Readers might even think all the drivers are not superior sportsmen to Putkämäki :lol:

#204 Dudley

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 17:06

Originally posted by Galko877


I would say F1 is more socially useful than most other professional sports. For example, what does football contribute to society other than providing a good circus? However F1 does contribute to the automobile industry (which is important in our everyday life) with new ideas, developments etc.


What was the last F1 led development to be on a standard road car?

#205 Pikku Pakkanen

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 17:13

Originally posted by Dudley


What was the last F1 led development to be on a standard road car?


Mercedes SLK bonnet design. :p

#206 Mauseri

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Posted 19 December 2007 - 17:18

Originally posted by Dudley
What was the last F1 led development to be on a standard road car?

Maybe the removal of traction control will become a hit.

#207 Kanzo

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 09:28

Originally posted by Pikku Pakkanen


I keeps 22 rather childish men off the streets kicking people. :)


Are you talking about football players - or F1 drivers? :confused: :p

#208 TailG

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 14:23

Fact is that too many finnish sport journos are close-minded snobs who rarely rate any "modern" sportsman highly, they rather keep voting those same track & field athletes, skijumpers, cross-country skiers etc. "traditional" finnish sports while dissing sports like motor racing, ice hockey etc.

In every open poll Kimi has won the sportsman of the year title hands down, it's the journalists who don't want to vote athletes like Kimi.

Of the 500+ journalists, 48 didn't even put Kimi on their top 10 lists. Imagine that.

Then again, Kimi couldn't give a flying **** what those backwood redneck journos think about him.

#209 intelligentsia

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 19:38

Originally posted by TailG
Fact is that too many finnish sport journos are close-minded snobs who rarely rate any "modern" sportsman highly, they rather keep voting those same track & field athletes, skijumpers, cross-country skiers etc. "traditional" finnish sports while dissing sports like motor racing, ice hockey etc.

In every open poll Kimi has won the sportsman of the year title hands down, it's the journalists who don't want to vote athletes like Kimi.

Of the 500+ journalists, 48 didn't even put Kimi on their top 10 lists. Imagine that.

Then again, Kimi couldn't give a flying **** what those backwood redneck journos think about him.


Yep, Kimi doesn't give a shit if he is sports person of the year or not, he won the championship and that is all that matters.

In any case it doesnt sound like Kimi is unpopular in Finland at all. Some Finns refer to Kimi and Jenni as the Beckham's of Finland. I don't know if it is true or not just heard it said before.

#210 hobbes

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 20:14

Since u cant really compare sports, i would say it would be better to just make a list of the top sportmen of the year, and then depending on how many ppl included the same person, convert the results to percentages. Ranking them is wrong

#211 Spunout

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 18:48

Originally posted by TailG
Fact is that too many finnish sport journos are close-minded snobs who rarely rate any "modern" sportsman highly, they rather keep voting those same track & field athletes, skijumpers, cross-country skiers etc. "traditional" finnish sports while dissing sports like motor racing, ice hockey etc.


Not sure if they "diss" ice hockey.

But yeah, they usually vote for skijumpers, cross-country skiers or javelin throwers. Traditional sports men/women who live in Finland, always say yes for interview or photoshoot and never forget to point out how FINNISH they are. Kimi lives abroad and is pretty much out of reach for majority of Finnish journos.

I guess they are pissed off since (based on TV ratings) the most popular sport in Finland is...F1 :D

#212 glorius&victorius

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 19:14

Originally posted by intelligentsia
Some Finns refer to Kimi and Jenni as the Beckham's of Finland. I don't know if it is true or not just heard it said before.


I thought that Jenni recently opened a very exclusive club, where only celebs can go to, among them also the beckhams. There is a website of it... anyone know more about it?

#213 intelligentsia

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 19:31

Kimi has put his Ferrari gloves and t-shirt up for auction to help one Slovenian family.

Bode Miller, Matic Osovnikar and Nina Jerančič is the others who also contributed. Nice

http://24ur.com/drazba/

#214 peroa

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 20:25

Wow, even I didn`t see that.
My country is very popluar ... :clap: :smoking:

#215 jokuvaan

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 21:47

As far as I know of, Jenni owns only certain share of the club, but of course its marketed by using Jenni.

#216 TailG

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 12:15

And the Beckman's surely were not there, only a bunch of 2nd rate finnish celebs + Pussy Cat Dolls after their gig ended.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 19:43

Did you wonder why there was no response at the FOM broadcast from Kimi to the words of Chris Dyer after the race? Apparently Kimi's first words were "f'ing hell". :lol:

http://it.youtube.co...h?v=bGWrQwuAg4I

#218 intelligentsia

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 21:44

Originally posted by zeppo
Did you wonder why there was no response at the FOM broadcast from Kimi to the words of Chris Dyer after the race? Apparently Kimi's first words were "f'ing hell". :lol:

http://it.youtube.co...h?v=bGWrQwuAg4I


:rotfl:

Thanks great find. :up:

#219 intelligentsia

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 22:37

Originally posted by zeppo
Did you wonder why there was no response at the FOM broadcast from Kimi to the words of Chris Dyer after the race? Apparently Kimi's first words were "f'ing hell". :lol:

http://it.youtube.co...h?v=bGWrQwuAg4I


Any clues as to what Kimi says after f*king hell?

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#220 Mauseri

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 08:40

Originally posted by intelligentsia
Any clues as to what Kimi says after f*king hell?

I dont hear anyone saying ****ing hell in the video. Which time?

#221 SchuOz

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:26

Originally posted by micra_k10

I dont hear anyone saying ****ing hell in the video. Which time?


About 2m 30s onwards...

#222 geGR

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 09:35

Originally posted by intelligentsia


Any clues as to what Kimi says after f*king hell?


:lol: I'm afraid I could only discern the end-phrase "Thanks, guys"...

That initial "statement" is so genuine, I mean so authentically spoken... :)

#223 intelligentsia

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 15:52

http://www.hs.fi/aan...s/1135232311658
http://www.hs.fi/vii...s/1135232759684
Kimi is the finnish celebrity of the year, according to Helsingin Sanomat.

http://www.hs.fi/aan...s/1135232310454
''The breeding bull of the year'' 9 % did still think Kimi is a ladies man. The other candidates are single and have had many girlfriends, but Kimi seems to be the only married man on the list.

#224 glorius&victorius

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 18:58

Originally posted by intelligentsia


Any clues as to what Kimi says after f*king hell?


something like... "i told you... " something??

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 19:22

Originally posted by glorius&victorius


something like... "i told you... " something??

Yeah, and I thought I heard something like: you see, never give up.

#226 glorius&victorius

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 09:48

Originally posted by Keffo
Yeah, and I thought I heard something like: you see, never give up.


****ing hell, you see I told you never to give up (?)

#227 Keffo

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 11:18

That will do.

#228 intelligentsia

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 15:39

Kimi was voted 3rd for european sportsman of the year behind Federer and Henin.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 05:04

Happy New Year to KIMI and may he add a back-to-back WDC title to his accomplishments in 2008 :clap:

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 08:59

Originally posted by monaco
Happy New Year to KIMI and may he add a back-to-back WDC title to his accomplishments in 2008 :clap:

:up:

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 09:28

Originally posted by monaco
Happy New Year to KIMI and may he add a back-to-back WDC title to his accomplishments in 2008 :clap:

:up: :up:

#232 Uxoros

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 16:41

Antti's tribute of the year, if not yet posted: :up:

#233 hello86

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 17:28

who is antti?

btw a great review :up: :up: :up: :up:

#234 jokuvaan

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 23:48

http://static.iltale...alla1JBE_fo.jpg

#235 hello86

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 16:26

karaoke with kimi :lol:
http://www.seiska.fi...aulaa karaokea/

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 16:31

Originally posted by hello86
who is antti?

btw a great review :up: :up: :up: :up:


I don't know Antti but he puts so many great videos on youtube :D

#237 glorius&victorius

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 17:56

Originally posted by hello86
karaoke with kimi :lol:
http://www.seiska.fi...aulaa karaokea/


:p the guy is so normal!! :up:

#238 jokuvaan

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 10:03

Kimi did indoor motorcrossing in Tallinn with 125cc bike.

#239 hello86

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 14:18

Some pics about that?

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#240 hobbes

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 17:16

Originally posted by glorius&victorius


:p the guy is so normal!! :up:


nice WDC :p he should stick to racing :D

#241 glorius&victorius

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 19:22

Originally posted by jokuvaan
Kimi did indoor motorcrossing in Tallinn with 125cc bike.


heard this too, pit bikes, and after he had diner with the organizers and took the boat back to finland. He must really love the motorcrossing. Good to see he staying so normal guy :up: :up:

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 19:28

Originally posted by Uxoros
Antti's tribute of the year, if not yet posted: :up:

"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Formula One Management"

I think FOM is shooting themselves in both feet.

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 19:35

Other sports like NHL and NBA don´t destroy their videos from youtube.

How stubid these FOM people are when they don´t understand what a free advertising means?

So many great F1 videos are in bitheaven because of them

:mad:

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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:34

Originally posted by jokuvaan
Kimi did indoor motorcrossing in Tallinn with 125cc bike.


No pics, it was a closed event, but I have a little bit more info on it.

The event was kept in secret, otherwise media would have been all over them.

The organizers were amazed at his fitness saying "we do 5-6 laps, but he did 20 laps, barley broke a sweat and wasn`t even breathing heavily."

Räikkönen liked the track, wondered if its worth the bother to take the bike back to finland as the only inside track there are is not as good as the one in Tallinn and promised to come back.