Off-track

Raikkonen becomes a father to baby boy

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Minttu’s official blog:

It is my pleasure to announce a new addition to my family. Our healthy baby boy was born last night in Switzerland, weighing 3,7 kg and height 51 cm. The proud new parents are also well and we are looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.

Congratulations to Kimi and Minttu! Baby Raikkonen was born on 27th January, just in time before daddy has to go back to work. We can’t wait to see the little snowflake!


Kimi’s photograph for Zoom Charity auction

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Zoom is an innovative charity project in aid of the renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Each year, the drivers and team principals of every F1 team are asked to take a photograph of their chosen subject. Images range from Fernando Alonso’s podium shot of the Monza crowd to Nico Rosberg at the wheel of a 1938 W154 and Bernie Ecclestone’s view from his window in Switzerland.

The images are signed and auctioned by Coys at a star-studded annual gala event alongside cameras provided for Zoom by Nikon. These have been signed by some of the sport’s most famous world champions.

This is Kimi Raikkonen’s third photograph taken for the Zoom Auction (see his previous photos here and here)

Kimi Raikkonen: “These are my gloves ready for my return to Ferrari earlier this year. I would rather be in a Ferrari than any other team.”


More ‘Wrangler by Kimi Raikkonen’

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Here are new photos (courtesy of fakejellybean) of Kimi taken earlier this year as part of his ambassador role for the Wrangler-Europe franchise. Read our previous posts about Kimi’s Wrangler campaign.

Kimi Räikkönen has been named the face of Wrangler’s fall Denim Performance line — the first male spokesperson for Wrangler Europe.

It is a premiere, at least for Europe. For the first time, Wrangler has donned itself a spokesperson in Europe. For the launch this spring of Denim Spa for women, the jeans manufacturer tapped Lizzy Jagger. For fall 2013 and the launch of Denim Performance, the brand will be represented by Kimi Räikkönen.

The choice is a natural — a Formula 1 driver representing a new line that combines fashion and functionality, outerwear in waterproof or breathable technical fabrics, storage pockets for phone, passport, etc. And Kimi Räikkönen from Finland, in his early thirties, is back in Formula One racing, where he finished third in the 2012 championship. For Wrangler, it is also especially obvious that Northern Europe is the most important region for its business. Germany is by far its largest market, followed by France and the United Kingdom.

Why Kimi Raikkonen for Wrangler Denim Performance?
Formula One is the definition of high performance. Only 20 guys in the world race these cars. Kimi Raikkonen is a champion racer, one of the most consistent performers on the circuit, and a sublime driver. His world is adrenaline and personal skill underpinned by genius technology. Wrangler is the adrenaline-fuelled jeans brand, with an exceptional denim heritage built on innovation, while Denim Performance blends technology with a stylish aesthetic. Kimi Raikkonen for Wrangler Denim Performance is the perfect fit.

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Huge turnout for Kimi in Rotterdam demo

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Scuderia Ferrari put on an exciting and spectacular show today, as part of VKV Rotterdam City Racing, the event which saw around half a million fans flock to the Dutch city, encouraged by the sunshine which chased away yesterday’s clouds. One of the supporters of the event was Scuderia sponsor Santander Bank.

On hand for Scuderia Ferrari was Formula1 driver Kimi Raikkonen, who drove three laps of the four kilometre circuit which ran between the Willemsburg bridge and the Hofplein roundabout, at the wheel of a 2009 F60, the car in which he won that year’s Belgian Grand Prix. The Finn thrilled the Rotterdam crowd with scorching starts, tyre burn-outs and spectacular acceleration.

Before and after his runs, Kimi met fans and enthusiasts of all ages, including lots of kids, chatting with them about this season and expectations for what lies ahead, while also signing dozens and dozens of autographs for racing fans from a country which used to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix up to 1985, when the Dutch Grand Prix was held for the last time at the Zandvoort circuit.

[ Source: ferrari.com ]

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