Archive for January, 2017

Kimi Awarded Sports Ambassador for Finland

Sources: ferrari.com | yle.fi

Kimi Raikkonen Sports Ambassador Finland 2017 Award

The Finnish government has never before appointed anyone as an Ambassador for Sport, but it did so at a Sport Gala, held in Helsinki on Tuesday 17 January.

The recipient was none other than Kimi Raikkonen, who received the honour from Prime Minister Juha Sipila. Kimi’s presence at the gala had been kept secret right up until the last moment.

Kimi Raikkonen: “I’m not that used to making formal speeches. But I would like to wish all the best to the winners in every category, as well as those who missed out on the prizes this year. I would stress how important it has been in my case to have the support of my family and help from trustworthy colleagues and the people within the Ferrari Team, with whom I have worked for so many years now.”

In 2017, Finland celebrates the centenary of its independence.

Translation: “I want to congratulate all who got awarded today and all who didn’t. This is a great honour to get awarded. For whole my career I’ve had the pleasure of working with good people and good teams. Right now I’m working in one of the world’s best companies (Ferrari) and teams. The biggest thing for me (in my life) has been the ability to do all the thing my way. Sometimes there have been some mishaps. But all and all I’ve believed in my own thing and did just that. You don’t always have to do things like your neighbour does them. Sometimes doing things your own way gets you success.”

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There is only one… Kimi Raikkonen

Source: formula1.com

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If there is one driver who comes across as being very much his ‘own man’, it’s Ferrari’s 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen. But is Finland’s famous ‘Iceman’ really as single-minded as his laidback public persona suggests? It’s time to find out…

If you could pick just one meal to eat for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Kimi Raikkonen: Salmon? Very Scandinavian…

If you could pick just one pizza topping what would it be?

KR: Tuna – to stick with the fish!

If you could pick just one holiday destination…

KR: Home. Who needs a holiday destination?

If you could pick just one track to race on…

KR: Spa, I guess.

If you could pick just one road car to drive…

KR: A Ferrari, of course. Any kind of Ferrari.

If you could pick just one race car to drive…

KR: Ferrari – the one I became world champion in (F2007).

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If you could pick just one colour to wear…

KR: Black.

If you could pick just one sport to play…

KR: Motocross.

If you could pick just one song to listen to…

KR: Depends on the mood, so any! (Laughs) Or actually, the radio. So you see I’m not very sophisticated when it comes to music, but rather random.

If you could pick just one thing to drink…

KR: Water.

If you could pick just one book to read…

KR: I don’t read. No books for me.

If you could pick just one city to live in…

KR: My summer place. It has a name, but I’d rather not tell you more than that it is in Finland.

15107490_1235031429875793_8914452880062107347_nIf you could pick just one movie to watch…

KR: Nothing in particular.

If you could pick just one person to live with…

KR: My family – I’m unable to choose just one.

If you could pick just one team mate…

KR: This one that I have now.

If you could pick just one fruit to eat…

KR: Banana.

If you could pick just one vegetable to eat…

KR: Carrots.

If you could pick just one mode of transport to use…

KR: Car – what else!

If you could pick just one F1 corner to drive…

KR: Eau Rouge.

If you could pick just one age to be…

KR: Any. I am super satisfied with my life so far.

If you could pick just one F1 era to race in…

KR: 1970s.

If you could pick just one band/singer to listen to…

KR: When I was young it was Guns N’ Roses – but that’s a bit of a long time ago.

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If you could pick just one piece of exercise equipment to train with…

KR: If I could I would do Motocross for exercise – all the time.

If you could pick just one thing to collect…

KR: I don’t collect anything. It’s boring.

If you could wear just one type of footwear to wear…

KR: Shoes! (Laughs)

If you could pick just one type of chocolate or candy to snack on…

KR: Finnish candy.

If you could pick just one memory from your racing career to keep…

KR: When I won the championship.

If you could pick just one other race series to watch…

KR: I watch a lot of motorsport, but my favourite is Motocross. Does that come as a surprise?

If you could pick just one person to date…

KR: I don’t need to worry about that!