Before Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom came under pressure from the feds he shot this video of himself and partner Finn Batato racing Germany’s famed Nürburgring racing circuit in three of his crazy cars with F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen in the summer of 2011. According to Dotcom the final edit was “seized by the FBI.”
This edit looks pretty good to us.
You’ll remember Kim Schmitz — a.k.a. Kim Dotcom — had his company Megaupload seized by the Feds and all his cars impounded over various piracy claims. He’s since been released from jail but was banned from the Internet.
That didn’t stop someone from uploading (on the MrKimDotcom YouTube account) this video of Kim, Batato and a relaxed Kimi crossing the finish line of the Nürburgring at just a hair under the eight-minute mark in heavily modified (see those NOS tanks back there?) Mercedes-Benz AMG CLK DTM supercars.
The video makes some big claims about the shoot:
A fun day on the most famous race track in the world. This video shows a full lap around the ring.
Kim Dotcom, Kimi Raikkonen and Finn Batato on the Nürburgring Norschleife with three highly modified Mercedes Benz AMG CLK DTM supercars. A fun day on the most famous race track in the world. This video shows a full lap around the ring.
It took 20 laps to get all the shots for this video. It’s a homage to the Nurburgring, the CLK DTM and Kimi Raikkonen, one of the best drivers in the world.
I DID NOT WIN against Kimi. I never could. We had to remove the air from his tires to keep up. And even then it was impossible 🙂
The production involved 30 cameras, 100+ crew, 2 helicopters, 2 camera cars and one fixed wing aircraft.
The song “Take me away” was produced by Kim Dotcom and Printz Board.
P.S. The final edit was seized by the FBI during the Megaupload raid.
It will be uploaded as soon as it returns (if ever).
The current version has a few problems and no color correction. Sorry.
Thank you Kimi Raikkonen.
You are the best driver in the world and I am your biggest fan.