Off-track

FOS Interview with Kimi and John Surtees

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In F1 Racing magazine’s September 2014 issue is a feature on Kimi Raikkonen and John Surtees appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in late June this year. It was a historic meeting of two Ferrari legends and their championship winning masterpieces. In this interview, Kimi talks about meeting Surtees, the cars, being at Goodwood for the first time and his current season. I’ve taken pictures of the article, enjoy :)

When Kimi Met John

 

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Kimi junior on the way! Raikkonen to be father

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tumblr_n9jon7XToU1rc31xvo1_500Kimi Raikkonen looks set to race into the world of fatherhood.

Currently vacationing on his yacht off the Mediterranean island of Corsica, photos have emerged of the Finn’s girlfriend Minttu appearing apparently pregnant.

And Minttu has added a photo of the couple to her Instagram account including the hashtags ‘babyonboard’ and ‘momanddadtobe’.

Raikkonen’s spokesman, Riku Kuvaja, is quoted by the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat: “Minttu and Kimi hope, above all, for peace from the media in this joyous time.”

[ Source: ts.fi | motorsport.com ]

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Video: Raikkonen vs. Alonso in Karting Showdown

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Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Jules Bianchi, Marc Gene and Raffaele Marciello join forces with the media in Germany for a Santander-sponsored karting showdown!

Scuderia Ferrari’s sponsor for the past five seasons, Santander Bank, organised a karting event tonight at a track in Walldorf, a few kilometres from the Hockenheimring, home to this weekend’s German Grand Prix. Winners of the event were Scuderia test driver Marc Gene and Catalan journalist from TV3, Albert Fabrega. Competitors were split into groups of four of different nationalities, with one team principal for each group.

The best drivers from each country then took on a team of Scuderia Ferrari drivers, featuring Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Jules Bianchi, a Scuderia test driver, on loan for the night from the Marussia F1 team, Marc Gene and Raffaele Marciello, a Ferrari Driver Academy student, in Hockenheim for round 6 of the GP2 series. The winner was decided by adding the points scored by the journalist to those of that nation’s allocated race driver, decided by a draw before the start of a race where the victory went to Fabrega.

(Source: ferrari.com)

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Raikkonen keen to try Rallycross

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Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen says he would like to try World Rallycross at some point in the future.

The 2007 F1 world champion previously dabbled in the World Rally Championship and NASCAR when he took a sabbatical from grand prix racing in 2010-11.

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Rallycross has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity, attracting the likes of 1997 F1 champion Jacques Villeneuve and Audi DTM ace Mattias Ekstrom to the ranks of the new FIA world championship.

Speaking to reporters during the recent Austrian Grand Prix, Raikkonen said he would be open to sampling this branch of the sport.

“Rallycross would be very nice to try, it looks good fun – similar to rally but against each other,” said the Finn.

“Obviously I enjoyed rallying a lot, it’s a very difficult sport and a good challenge.

“I think it’s good to do different things because you always learn something and it’s good fun also.”

Raikkonen’s Ferrari team-mate Fernando Alonso said during the Austrian GP that he plans to race at Le Mans after his F1 career is finished, while Raikkonen, who tested a Peugeot 908 LMP1 car in 2011, said Le Mans would be “on top of the list” of other races for him to do besides F1.

“Obviously I enjoy racing and Le Mans is one of the things that would be on top of the list, because it’s a very famous race,” Raikkonen added.

“We have to see what happens in the future, but for sure there is some interest to do that race.”

(Source: autosport.com)