In the three years of participating in Zoom Charity Auction, we have seen that aside from his main job of driving cars really damn fast Kimi Raikkonen has quite an interesting flair with photography; his snaps speak more than the eye initially shows! (Previous entries: 2015, 2014, 2012).
Here is the Iceman’s entry for 2016’s auction – as an avid fan of ice-hockey and regularly watching his native teams compete, he photographed a cute ice-hockey mascot which his mechanics assembled onto his F1 car’s antenna. Go Finland!
Other F1 drivers entries for this year:
About Zoom Charity
Bernie Ecclestone, Formula 1’s drivers and its team principals have joined forces to showcase their photography skills in the 2016 Zoom charity auction.
Now in its fourth year, the event is held in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and is joined by an engineering services firm as its new title partner as Zoom is now powered by Princevalle.
Throughout a memorable 2015 season, the stars of F1 were each asked to take a photograph, which gives a window into their high-octane lives. All of the photographs have been signed by the participants and will be auctioned by Coys (www.coys.co.uk) during an exclusive gala evening at London’s InterContinental Park Lane on Friday 5th February. It will be followed by an online auction on the Coys website of a selection of the signed photos which anyone worldwide can bid for.
Zoom is the only auction of signed photos taken by the stars of any sport. It gives fans a glimpse behind the scenes at the track and reveals how F1’s superstars enjoy themselves away from it. The photos are like personal postcards from the sport’s biggest names and they come from all over the globe.
Scuderia Ferrari’s home race was very exciting right from the start. Kimi Raikkonen had a difficult getaway and dropped down to the back, after which he fought his way up the order to fifth place at the flag. Sebastian Vettel moved into second at the start and managed to stay there right to the finish, behind the winner, Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes. Third was Felipe Massa for Williams. [via ferrarif1.com]
|6||Sergio Perez||Force India/Mercedes||53|
|7||Nico Hulkenberg||Force India/Mercedes||52|
|8||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull/Renault||52|
|10||Daniil Kvyat||Red Bull/Renault||52|
|11||Carlos Sainz||Toro Rosso/Renault||52|
|12||Max Verstappen||Toro Rosso/Renault||52|
— Ky (@FiftyBuckss) September 6, 2015
— Formula 1 (@F1) September 6, 2015
— Formula 1 (@F1) September 6, 2015
From ferrarif1.com – Kimi: “I don’t know exactly what happened at the start. As far as I know I did everything correctly, but the car went into the antistall and did not move at all. I still don’t have the right explanation about what happened, but it’s a really bad thing that cost us a lot today. If you start from second place and after a few seconds you’re in last position it’s not easy to see the positive side of the race: we wasted a big opportunity to fight at the front. The car has been working well all weekend and also in the race the behavior was good. We made the best out of it and in the end I managed to come up fifth. Obviously I’m a bit disappointed, as we were hoping for a better result in our home race in front of all our fans, but if we think that after the first hundred metres we were last it was still a good result. Overall we had a pretty good speed all weekend so in a way we have to be happy for what we have done because here we were expecting more difficulties. Today I was positively surprised that we could get through some cars that are very fast on the straights, this shows that we are doing the right things, pushing the car in the right direction and improving in all areas”.
From crash.net – Kimi: “It went into anti-stall when I let the first clutch go. As far as I understood, I did the correct thing but, obviously, we can see there was a problem with the second clutch in the way that it was not in the correct place. I’m pretty sure I put everything correct as always, but I don’t know exactly. Whatever it was, it triggered the anti-stall and, obviously, after a few seconds, I was in last place. As far as what I do always, I did the same thing, so I cannot explain why. There are only a few small chances as to why it could be but, whatever the reason is, we have to make sure that we understand it correctly 100 per cent and make sure, if we have to make changes, that we do the right things. We did the best that we could. I’m obviously quite disappointed, but the race was okay. I finished fifth but, when you start in second place and you end up in last place at the first corner, it’s not ideal. It’s a bit disappointing but you have to learn on those [things] and hopefully make a better result. I think the car has been pretty good all weekend. In hindsight, it was a bit tricky in the end on the first set [of tyres]. Obviously, I had to take care of them a bit in the beginning and it didn’t help having to fight with people but, once we changed to the second set, the car was very good and I was able to catch up and pass people. In a way, I think we had a good car but, unfortunately, we compromised our race a lot on the start. We did the best we could after that – it’s a bit disappointing, but not the first time unfortunately that this has happened on a race weekend. I’m sure we’re doing the right things, but we keep having issues and compromising our race big time. We’ll keep trying and I’m sure things will get better soon.”
From ferrarif1.com – Maurizio Arrivabene: “This time I see the glass half full. Sebastian’s race to second place was unbelievable. His contribution to the team so far has been outstanding. As for Kimi, he had a great qualifying yesterday, then maybe he messed up a bit at the start of the race. But afterwards he was able to pass a lot of cars on the track with a fantastic race. Ideally, we would have hoped for two good starts, but we’re happy anyway with this weekend. We came here investing a few tokens on our Power Unit and we’re satisfied with our gain, also in terms of reliability. In the forthcoming races, the gap to our main competitors will depend much on the kind of track. We will keep on working with humility and determination to the end of the season, trying to jump on every opportunity”.
Raikkonen radio “Do you know what happened at the start because before you say anything, i was in the right position with the switch” #F1
— Connor (@cmckinleyF1) September 6, 2015
Kimi explains the problem starts: “I’ve done the normal things as far as I know, the anti-stall came in and you saw what happened”
— Raikkonen Indonesia (@KimsterIndo) September 6, 2015
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