Kimi: “good to get youngsters close to the sport”
Yesterday, Kimi Raikkonen had spent a very busy day at a venue that is dear to all car lovers.
The Finn first stopped off at a Shell service station, carrying out some promotional activities for the Scuderia Ferrari sponsor.
Then he headed to Goodwood, where he tackled the famous hillclimb at the wheel of an F10. Kimi also took time to greet the many fans attending the event, as well as Prancing Horse owners.“It’s the second time I’ve come to Goodwood and I reckon it’s a very nice event, always well organised. I met a lot of youngsters this time and it’s definitely a good thing to get them closer to the sport,” commented Kimi as he saluted the fans before leaving [via ferrari.f1.com]
FoS Behind The Scenes – Who Says Kimi Raikkonen Never Smiles?
It’s often said that Kimi Raikkonen is a completely different character when the cameras are turned off, but, thanks to our very own Lord March, we can now show you that side of the 2007 F1 World Champion.
Filmed yesterday when Kimi headed to Goodwood House to meet the FoS founder and Ken Block after his trip up the hill in a 2010 Ferrari on behalf of Shell. We won’t spoil the video, but prepare to see a very happy Kimi chatting about F1 and the potential of driving with the Hoonigan one day [via grrc.goodwood.com]
Kimi drives the F10:
Goodwood FoS 2015 – Crofty as Kimi’s mechanic https://t.co/MkJaUcTnqe Kimi bringing the fuel 😂
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Kimi meets with Lord March and Ken Block:
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We must have made a good impression on the Iceman, mustn’t we? News that the inimitable Finn will, like Felipe Massa, be returning to the Festival of Speed for the second year in succession stirred memories of the wonderful occasion last year when he starred alongside 1964 World Champion John Surtees in an historic run up the hill in Ferrari Grand Prix cars old and new.
The 20-time Grand Prix winner and 2007 World Champion will be here on Friday only and will be accompanied by Ferrari‘s long-standing fuel supplier Shell, which will be demonstrating on its stand its pursuit of innovation. Shell Chairman Erik Bonino tells us ‘Everyone at Shell is delighted to be back at Goodwood. This event, with its rich history, is a showpiece in the international automotive calendar. It is the perfect venue for us to demonstrate our fearless pursuit of innovation and mobility, including the ground-breaking developments we are making today as a result of our Technical Partnership with Scuderia Ferrari.’
Kimi will be driving up the hill on Friday in a 2010 Ferrari F10 Grand Prix car and we cannot wait! Welcome back to Goodwood, Kimi.
Further good news is that Friday tickets are still available! Click here.
Santander to bring Kimi to Finland for karting event
Kimi will be at Helsinki Ice Hall on 18th August.
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The Nagy Futam event has just come to a close in Budapest and, as predicted, it drew a huge crowd of fans. The nice sunny weather definitely helped. Around 300.000 people cheered on the various show runs held over the course of the day. After the obligatory meeting with the press and then greeting the fans, Kimi Raikkonen got behind the wheel of an F10, completing almost ten laps, much to the delight of the spectators.
“It’s a pleasure to be able to bring the spectacle of Formula One closer to our fans, thanks also to the support of our partners, in this case Kaspersky Lab,” commented Kimi. “Budapest is a beautiful city and we will be back here for the Grand Prix at the end of July, while before then, in less than a month, my team-mate Sebastian Vettel will be here to take part in the Ferrari Racing Days.”
Video Interview with Kimi:
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Budapest, a historic city crammed with beautiful buildings is, for a third year, hosting the Nagy Futam event which sees all sorts of race cars parade along its streets. They range from Formula 1 to NASCAR, while the Ferrari Challenge series is also represented by the splendid 458 Challenge EVO.
There will also be an air display so the spectators will be able to turn their gaze skywards as well as down the wide boulevards of the Hungarian capital. Among those supporting the event is Scuderia Ferrari sponsor, Kaspersky Lab and the team will be running Kimi Raikkonen at the wheel of an F10, the car that took the Maranello marque to second place in the 2010 World Championship.
The Finn will show off the F10 and its glorious 2.4 litre “056” V8 engine, in an environment where the crowd can get much closer to the cars than they can at an actual Grand Prix. Indeed, the Scuderia is happy to take part in show runs like this, which bring motorsport to the heart of major cities and closer to the public. In fact, this won’t be Ferrari’s only appearance in Budapest this year.
This show on 1st May is a sort of taster for fans and enthusiasts, prior to the Ferrari Racing Days event, which takes place at the Hungaroring circuit from 26 to 28 June, a month prior to the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The weekend provides a fascinating glimpse into the world of the Maranello marque, featuring the third round of the European Ferrari Challenge, split between the Trofeo Pirelli and the Coppa Shell races. Also, in collaboration with Shell, Sebastian Vettel will be on hand to drive a Formula 1 car.
Watch this funny video by Kaspersky Lab of Kimi displaying his awesome enthusiasm as ever for PR events:
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