Video: The Kimi Raikkonen 2008 Story

https://i0.wp.com/img236.imageshack.us/img236/6773/krsevenstarsmall3aat2.pngThis is it my fellow Raikkos! The extensive review of Kimi’s 2008. Ever since the end of the F1 season last November, I was double-minded as to whether there was going to be a 2008 review video or not (insecurities about the time needed and the frustration that Windows Movie Maker brings). But earlier this week I thought it’s now or never; it’s already February and even though the 2007 review was released in March last year, there were no doubts about that one because Kimi was world champion. It has taken me most days of this week to complete, including the nights and lack of sleep has perhaps added to the emotional stress, so each time I watch this video, I cry. Not in vain, of course, but in pure admiration for our Kimi and his character, as it also made me reflect on the previous years as a Kimi fan. Alas, I can now share with you all the mixed emotions from the previous season and I can finally turn the page and close the book; the story of Kimi Raikkonen’s 2008.

Despite the way the year went, I hope you will enjoy this presentation very much because it will take 14 minutes of your life. Please do watch it at least once from the Megaupload download link soon provided as it’s in high quality. And I suggest to you that you listen with good set of speakers or headphones as the music is key to the story, hehehe. I also want to thank each and every one of you who visit KRS and leave comments and your support is greatly appreciated. I wouldn’t be making these if it weren’t for the fantastic Kimi fan community. One more thing before I let you get on with it – I hope this video gets everyone in the mood for the new season to begin! Keep Flying!

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43 thoughts on “Video: The Kimi Raikkonen 2008 Story

  1. YAHHHHH I love it love it love it!! Once again amazing job!! Ty for making!!! 🙂

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  2. Excellent video Saima! Absolutely love it!

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  3. OMG OMG….. amazing video, I watched it online first and then after I down-loaded and watched the HD version it just blew me away!!!!! I love the way you cut and mix and jump between different races and scenes – like a chaotic reflective flashback of 2008. Thank you Saima!! Keep Flying!!!

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  4. That was an absolutely amazing video. You summed up his year perfectly. Sadly, this year wasn’t Kimi’s year, but lets all hope he can do it next year- he deserves it. And by the way, Saima, you must put so much effort and time into this site! So thanks. 😀

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  5. Thank you for the video Evenstar. I’ll keep this one to remember the season Kimi had when perhaps it will be remembered for the battle between the two title contenders. Here’s to a comeback this year for Kimi!

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  6. I’m a new comer to KRS. But these things here attracted me immediately. They are so amazing and I can feel those feelings you wrote down with. When watching KIMI win or quit the match, it reminds me of the whole season of 2008. I’m deeply moved and cried in front of my computer.Thank you Evenstar for sharing such a wonderful video with us. The tough 2008 is behind and 2009 will be a kimi’s year. I can’t wait to see him keep flying on the circuit!!!!!

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  7. Saima your video made me cry agian…

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  8. Thank you –Saima very much !With tears in my eyes ,looking forward to Kimi’s wonderful performing in 2009 !Keep flying !

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  9. It’s a cool video. Kimi is so cool.Anyway,2008 was at an end.I am looking forward to succeeding in 2009.

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  10. I’ll remember some moment in 2008. Things happend up and down in 2008 but I’m not disappointed.Kimi always does his best in the race and that is I want. I always keep faith in my beloved Kimi!Even though,the situation is tough. In Kimi,I trust! No matter how,he is the best!Keep flying,Kimi!Evenstar Saima,thanks for sharing this video,it’s emotional.I can’t wait to see Kimi again.

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  11. Thanks for the great video, Saima, I downloaded it and watched 3 times in a day. It’s a really and long and tough season in 2008, I saw him retired on the track of SPA and Singapore, but I’m not disappointed, last season made me more proud of our Kimi, of his great characters. Kimi is always the best, and he will be back in 2009. Keep Flying, Kimi

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  12. Thank you very much for the comments! And I’m really, really happy that they are all positive lol Kimi Rules!!!!!!!

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  13. Oh Evenstar!!!! I´m speechless right now! I knew that you had something up your sleeve but I never imagined this, I cannot express with words how happy I am that you made another video, and what a video! Last night I tried downloading it twice, but my dear old computer was having none of it, and I could download it just now, and…..JUST WOW AND THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!Your dedication is simply something to cherish, you´re too good to us, and what´s worse, you spoil us! What a way of making a comeback with the vids! You´re the queen of the highlight vids, the queen of all things Kimi!!!The video is simply stunning, the images, the footage, THE EDITING OMG!!! Watching those first bits of Australia made me think "wow, it seems like ages ago" and I´m glad 2008 is over and with this video we can finally put it to rest. We can finally let it go.Is it possible that with each passing day I feel more and more intrigued by this enigmatic man? His eyes, those eyes, they speak by themselves!Hearing "Out of the blue" towards the end sent shivers down my spine, that song is so emotional for me and I listen to it all the time, and it always brings back memories from Spa. And Kimi and Heikki drinking the champagne before celebrating in Hungary is still a priceless moment.I do not know what else to say…..you´re the best! I´m so grateful to have found this place, to have met all the wonderful people I have and to get to share my passion for Kimi with all of you. You, my dear sweetie are one of a kind, far too kind, far too gracious, far too humble……you deserve everything good that comes your way and let me tell you that these videos should be broadcasted on TV, so that people can understand what they´re missing when they misjudge Kimi.That´s it, I love you, I love everyone here, god bless you and ROLL ON 2009!KEEP FLYING KIMI-KEEP FLYING EVENSTAR!!!

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  14. Thanks Saima! Like everybody else said this video is really, really great! I downloaded and watched 4 times! Tnx!Keep flying KIMI!!!

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  15. Thanks for this amazing video! Keep Flying Saima! ^^’

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  16. Hi Evenstar!I have no time right now, but I will watch the video later. I wrote here couple of months ago about a book that was made of Kimi Räikkönen. In that book there is this episode, when Kimi lost a race to a girl. Kimi was not too happy about that 🙂 Now I know who that girl was. I just noticed one thing from mtv3.fi/f1 website. There is this new lady reporter who’s name is Anette Latva-Piikkilä. Actually she is that girl. It is mentioned here:http://blogit.mtv3.fi/racegirl/ (right hand side of the screen is that little introduction of the reporter)Anette was doing karting and competing with Kimi Räikkönen, Heikki Kovalainen, Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton. She also managed to win Kimi once. Next race Kimi was trying hard and drove over Anette’s foot…

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  17. Fantastic Video Saima!!! I`m completely overwhelmed at the moment, after watching the video. You truly summarized all the mixed feelings we all had last year supporting our Kimi!! All that agony and disappointment in races like Canada, Monaco and mostly Spa (oh tearful Spa!!) were back but at the same time all the joy of his perfect wins at Malaysia and Spain. Nevertheless, the main element that shows up during the whole video is his fighting spirit and his commitment to NEVER GIVE UP!!! We all look forward to a great comeback from our hero in 2009, He`s always been into it, we are all into it 200%… Great job Saima, is a blessing we all have you…..Keep Flying!!! P.S.: I insist, the owners of Kimi`s official web site should hire you!!!Greetings from Miami!

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  18. Cheers, Monika! and Katarina, wow, that’s fantastic! and thank YOU Sol!@Pekka: I noticed that girl on MTV3 too, she has her own ‘RaceGirl’ blog there now, haha.

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  19. Simply brilliant…you and the video.

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  20. Congratulations Saima! great video.I’m a Brazilian fan and I very much appreciate your job,ok.Little kisses!!!

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  21. Hi again Evenstar and others!Now I had time to watch video of season 2008 (I was actually travelling today). It was absolutely fantastic! Maybe Kimi will see it also 🙂

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  22. Pekka, oh well I hope you relaxed nicely while watching! 🙂 thank you for your time! I really hope Kimi will see/has seen the videos lol (",)

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  23. fantastic~~thank you~and take care your health~don’t be so tired~

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  24. Hi Saima, i am currently downloading the video but I really appreciate your effort. I also like to watch your videos because the songs and musics are terrific. You have given us some of the best musics we’ve ever come across, Safri Duo, Beautiful things, Three Drives etc. I mean there are so many of those and that’s why i really l love your videos, not to forget how you present them. You have indeed put in a lot of effort to make this video like you mentioned in your comments, working till late at night. The Kimi Raikkonen fan community is proud to have member like you and acknowledge and appreicate your herioc efforts. I shall post my comments after watching the video as well. At the moment it is only 2% done… I can’t wait…. Thanks once again….. All Hail Evenstar Saima and Iceman Kimi Raikkonen

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  25. Agree to everything Hasan said! You´re spot on about the music…..and it´s funny because I just posted a similar sentence on the forum: All hail Queen Evenstar!!!

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  26. Oh Saima, you’re so awesome!!! your vid is really fantastic , we didn’t waiting for something like that!just perfect! what a happyness for us you made it finaly!!!! you’re a lovely perfect fan!yeah, the queen!!! (when i think i’m still trying to do something for u with just few pics and it’s so complicated for me!lol! i think i need few weeks again lol!!)now we can put 2008 behind and thanks to you it’s easier!! i will never forget this tough year and your vid lets a better taste, thanks so much for that!! we all hope the best for Kimi this year,2009 will be Kimi’s year!! no doubt!!KEE FLYING KIMI!!! AND KEEP FLYING EVENSTAR!!!

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  27. You guys are really wonderful, thanks so much. But PLEASE stop with the over-the-top flattery! OMG! I can’t take it all! You’re all welcome, so don’t thank me so much *blushes*I hope that if Kimi see’s this video, he’ll drop by and say hi LOL@Marilyne: it was a surprise…kind of. I told you guys already in the forum that I tried making it but failed. But I kept my mouth shut when I gave it another go and voila! lol! To bring a smile and good feelings to other fans is just what I wanted really, so I’m very happy, I can’t ask for more. It’s just a video at the end of the day lol

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  28. wow good job.. a very nice video compilation full in one i like the spa race..yah kimi will be back this season for the champion ship tittle 4 sure.. hey saima can i ask u what tittle of song in the SPA highlights?? tc.

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  29. @Mar Louie: Hey, thanks 🙂 Do you mean the music used for the Spa sequence in this video or the 2008 race highlight video? If this video, it’s this one and it’s my favourite song (I’ve used it in my very first Kimi tribute). I call it my Kimi anthem lol > http://www.mediafire.com/?ert1adiuzwz

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  30. yes that 1 dear saima..really how cute u use it in ur 1st tribute…i love that song..what tittle of that song???

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  31. oh this one at below of ur message..hehehe..thanx saima..tcare.u godbles

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  32. It’s called ‘Out of the Blue’….just like how Kimi came into my life LOL 🙂 It can also mean like the blue sky, or the blue that resembles his eyes/talent.If any of you are interested in more details about this video and the way I made it, visit our forum:http://krs.20.forumer.com/viewtopic.php?t=27&start=105I'm also adding in the post above a low quality download link from Mediafire, and also an mp4 version of the video 🙂

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  33. fantastic review evanstar!what is the first song used?

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  34. Hi Martin 🙂 thank you…These are the music tracks used, in ascending order:Quivver – SurinQuivver – In My MemorySystem F – Out of the BlueCressida – 6am

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  35. Hi!Kimi Räikkönen is doing rallying again. It is official now.http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/ralli/uutiset.shtml/arkistot/ralli/2009/02/797614He will be participating to Vaakuna rally in city of Mikkeli. That rally will be driven in 20-21.2.2009. So Kimi will be there after testing session. Here are official www-pages of that Vaakuna rally:http://www.mikua.fi/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=38&Itemid=51BrPekka2

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  36. OMG Saima… What a fantastic job you did !!! I so appreciate this amazing gift ! And I must say how much I admire you !Thanks for everything you’re doing to keep us Kimi Fans always with our hearts pumping at 300 kph !!!Keep flying Saima !!!xoxo’sGaby

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  37. Thank you very much for your effort on the making of this video, as usual I will never get tired of say it. Excellent job Take care

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  38. @Pekka: kiitos! I heard about it yesterday, that he was considering it and he enrolled for it quite late yesterday (probably discussing it with his bosses at Ferrari etc) He’s multi-talented…always a joy to see him racing, even if it’s not F1.This is another Finnish article which basically says that in trying to lose weight for this season he’s even stopped drinking alcohol lol (most drivers are trying to lose weight due to the KERS system): http://www.iltasanomat.fi/urheilu/uutinen.asp?id=1643216Google translation says:Kimi Räikkönen giant spirits————–Formula ones-world model year 2007 Kimi Räikkönen has done in his life-turn. The severity of celebration known as Raikkonen does not Ilta-Sanomat According to the information used pisaraakaan alcohol for several weeks.It has been reflected directly in Räikkösen her appearance. The weight has gone a very short period of time several kilos.The cap is to remain closed a long time. Räikkösen told emphasized entourage, that he wants to return to the Formula ones-world champion next season. He has noticed that not a healthy way of life at least, undermines efforts.Raikkonen has focussed his energy in recent months, keeping fit and Rallin driving.Then Raikkonen rally is seen as the path in less than two weeks from the Mikkeli Vaakuna-Fun.Räikkösen behavior drew the attention back in January Arctic Lapland Rallyssa. When the other Kisailijat celebrate the end of Rally Champion rovaniemeläisessä nightclub in humid atmosphere, Raikkonen sat in celebration humus on the sidelines and with the Coca-Cola.The same determination Raikkonen showed Iltalehti, also last Thursday in Helsinki karaoke bar. Räikkösen friends were the magazine, according to a strong drunk, but Kimi completely sober. According to eyewitnesses Kimi was this time the one who had care of friends.Many have iloinneet Räikkösen temperance promise.- Great story, that Kimi has done such a solution. Next season will see a more motivated Kimi, motor-racing circuits, was commenting on IS: lle.1643216 —————-Kimi isn’t an idiot as most of the media would like us to believe, especially about his fondness of drinking like all Finns (duh!). So obviously if he’s trying to lose weight drinking alcohol doesn’t help lolKimi Rules! Keep Flying!

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  39. All this weight loss for the drivers has got me a bit concerned! Of course they must be closely monitored by their doctors and all , but still, F1 is a very demanding sport, and they already loose like what, 2-3 kilos on the race day? I don´t want any of them to get too thin, look at Kubica, he´s already stick thin and too tall! He can´t afford to loose too much weight! They need their strength!!! It´s another thing against KERS, why don´t they just make the bloody thing lighter??? I know, they probably can´t, LOL!Keep flying Kimi!p.s: Have you seen the amount of comments sweetie, about the video? Of course you have, lol. You should be very proud!

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  40. hello saima superv job thanks a lot kimi deserve it i have just one thing that im having problems to download the high quality from megaupload can you upload it on mediafire please ?

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  41. Hey Tareq! Unfortunately mediafire.com doesn’t allow files over 100MB, which is why I didn’t want to compress the video into a poor quality just to upload it there (but there’s a low quality available from mediafire anyway, but don’t bother! the quality is crap! lol)Hmmmm, this is quite a shame…does Sendspace.com work for you? Then I can upload it there. Try this sendspace download link of the 2007 Italian GP Highlight video: http://www.sendspace.com/file/on87mbLet me know 🙂

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  42. hello saima thanks for your care dear today in the first morning hours i pick it up from megaupload very nice work realy its so better on high quality just tell me why u don’t want us to make it official site ?? im reapting my offer to you once again .thanks again dear

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  43. aRUSH "ICEMAN" March 5, 2009 — 5:51 pm

    great vid saima….plz tell the name of the song u used

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