Kimi Raikkonen is widely renowned as being one of the most talented and daring drivers in Formula One and clearly loves all forms of racing. We saw this when he left F1 to try his hand at rallying. The Iceman keeps his eye out for all manner of exciting forms of racing, the sort of thing which might make those made of lesser stuff feel a little queasy. The photo he has taken for the upcoming Zoom charity auction is good evidence of this.
Raikkonen’s photo for Zoom, an auction of signed photos taken by every F1 driver and team principal in aid of Great Ormond Street and which takes place in London on Friday with online bidding opening one day after the live event, might appear strangely dull and uninspiring at first glimpse.
“There are black, gold reflections and red in the picture; that reminded me of the team,” says the Finn. “I was about to go to the track on Friday in Melbourne earlier this year and officially become an F1 driver again after two years away.”
On closer inspection however, there is more than meets the eye to the photo.
Initially it appears to be merely the top floor of a multi-storey car park, but note that there are no barriers around the edge. Then there are the tyre tracks suggesting that some brave devil might have been pushing a little hard, maybe even racing. Note the arc of the tyre marks, the obvious drop over the edge. It looks like it might even have been raining. Scary.
The photo is one of 50 in the auction and fans who want to bid for them should keep an eye on the Zoom website as well as its Twitter and Facebook.
Check out the Zoom gallery here.