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Kimi’s photo entry for Zoom Charity Auction

Kimi Raikkonen: "The guys in the garage know very well how much I like ice hockey, so they put a little ball on the car’s antenna and added a nice paintjob to make it look like a player!"

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!

Kimi Raikkonen: "The guys in the garage know very well how much I like ice hockey, so they put a little ball on the car’s antenna and added a nice paintjob to make it look like a player!"

Kimi Raikkonen: “The guys in the garage know very well how much I like ice hockey, so they put a little ball on the car’s antenna and added a nice paintjob to make it look like a player!”

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.


Female 1? Evenstar and KRS

A huge thank you to Dev for creating this article on KRS and Kimi for whatsuplife.in!


Where does the Female fan stand today in the lofty world of Formula One?

by Devdeep Tyagi

It isn’t extremely difficult to understand the space occupied in popular racing culture by the Female fan of Formula one? If you are game for intelligent observations, then you may well find that though the iconic Motorsport world of Formula One has gained lofty acceptance in this part of Asia, it continues to be widely popular and well received where it emerged first: the West, especially in Europe.

KRS-Calendar-2014When you speak of Formula One racing circuits and the featured events in every calendar year, do not be surprised that European race tracks come to fill a staggering one half of the entire F1 contest. Do females stand a chance of acceptance or not. The sport, after all is largely or very completely a male dominated one!

To a great degree, the female fans haven’t got their due. Despite being present in large numbers in Hungaroring (Hungarian race circuit in Budapest), at the Yas Marina at Abu Dhabi and the part dangerous and part adrenaline pumping domain of Nurburgring or Hockenheim, both located at Germany, one hasn’t given women supporters of f1 their due share of respect.

To understand Formula One’s intricate and dynamic existence it isn’t enough to note the pulse of the action with importance just being accorded to its racing stars. Race drivers are to teams what an isolated sparkling twinkle of a star is to a wide galaxy. Therefore in the galaxy of Formula One, everyone ranging from the race driver, the team engineer, the race engineering crew, the mechanics who painfully change car gears during a pit halt including the engineering entourage of car designers and technical experts, the communication experts and the team’s principal are together responsible for the action. The driver ultimately oozes action and adventure to a script jointly unfurled by genius thinkers.

But that is not all. If there would be no fans then who will the teams compete for and drivers race. As one bright girl tell me, “Undoubtedly, it is for the fans. But, fans of Formula One aren’t a lousy bunch who come to stoke their adventure hungry pallets with mindless action. Fans today wish to be as well informed as the team and its owners”.

This bright soul I was happy speaking to further shared, ” fans need Statistics, information, comparisons, race analysis, interviews and action that churns out from either a practice session or the events on the main race day”. I was further told, ” Today’s Formula One fans are hungry for real action and starving for information in most minute constructs”. As I began to sink in such intelligent observations, I was drawn to the mind of this sharp observer of F1.

As told to me, ” I am a young Formula One die hard follower, someone who clinically bridges the gap between the fan’s demands of the motorsport and its favorite idols and the need for constant F1 related information“. She further added, “you cannot possibly muster all that there is to know about the present 10 contesting teams, but through the progress of 1 particular race driver, you may well go on to record tremendous information that buffers the hungry information consuming stock of an intelligent fan”.

I couldn’t agree more with this observation.

kimi-2012-comeback-win-wallpaper”Kimi Raikkonen Space is enjoying its 10th anniversary in 2015 having being brought to life in 2005″, she further added”, and from what was told to me turned out to be an impressive account of one girls’ mad pursuit of her favorite sport. (more…)


F1Racing Mag: The Iceman Speaks

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I was really excited to see this issue arrive. It has two articles on Kimi, one written by James Roberts during the pre-season testing and the other by Andrew Benson ‘investigating’ whether ‘Kimi is a true great’. Needless to say, the latter is no question for me. He is an F1 great because at the end of the day, he is the fastest of them all in my humble opinion. For me, it’s as simple as this – Pinnacle of motorsport; Formula 1. Pinnacle of speed?; Kimi Raikkonen.

Roberts’ feature was enjoyable as it interviews Kimi and reveals some funny things like new Ferrari team principle Arrivabene finding Kimi on the floor and not sure why! But there was a point to it and no alcohol was involved; Kimi was watching the SF15T being worked on. A happy sounding Kimi made this interview a pleasure to read.

The second feature by Benson was poorly written for an F1 magazine charging £5 per issue. Disappointed in F1 Racing for not having another writer to do this feature such as Peter Windsor (who knows what he’s talking about and hasn’t got his head up Alonso’s butt!). But if you want to waste 10 minutes reading it as I wasted scanning it, go ahead.

Evenstar x

F1 Mastermind: Quiz yourself on Kimi’s career

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I haven’t actually quizzed myself in a long time regarding Kimi’s career, so I gave it go on the camera:) No cheating either! How did you do?


Kimi’s photograph for Zoom Charity auction

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Zoom is an innovative charity project in aid of the renowned Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.

Each year, the drivers and team principals of every F1 team are asked to take a photograph of their chosen subject. Images range from Fernando Alonso’s podium shot of the Monza crowd to Nico Rosberg at the wheel of a 1938 W154 and Bernie Ecclestone’s view from his window in Switzerland.

The images are signed and auctioned by Coys at a star-studded annual gala event alongside cameras provided for Zoom by Nikon. These have been signed by some of the sport’s most famous world champions.

This is Kimi Raikkonen’s third photograph taken for the Zoom Auction (see his previous photos here and here)

Kimi Raikkonen: “These are my gloves ready for my return to Ferrari earlier this year. I would rather be in a Ferrari than any other team.”