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.
These pictures were taken early last year but have been recently released on Wrangler’s website as part of his ambassador role for the Wrangler-Europe franchise.
I must add… He looks mighty fine in the Texas range.
Read our previous posts about Kimi’s Wrangler campaign.
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen donned flashy sunglasses as the Ferrari duo joined camera crews during a film day at Circuit de Catalunya on Tuesday.
The pair gave Ferrari and F1 fans a glimpse behind the scenes as they put on the famous red colours before posing on the racetrack and behind the scenes in the garages.
Both drivers are preparing for the new season and a buoyant Raikkonen feels Ferrari may have turned a corner having driven the new and improved Ferrari in testing.
‘You usually know if a car is good or not, and this year is a completely different story than last year as I had a good feeling straight away when I went out,’ enthused Raikkonen.
‘It’s early days, but it’s great to see how good it is, how well people are working together, and with Sebastian we have a good relationship so we can push the team forward.
‘Of course, we will try to beat each other on the circuit, but I’m sure we’ll have some fun and hopefully we’ll get some good results this year.’
[ Source: dailymail.co.uk ]
Kimi Raikkonen was on hand for the last day of the Finali Mondiali in Abu Dhabi. The Scuderia Ferrari driver put on a show, along with test driver Marc Gene, at the wheel of a 2009 F60, the car the Finn drove at the end of his first period as a Ferrari driver. He thrilled the crowds in the stands, with flat out acceleration runs and of course, the obligatory “doughnuts.”
Before getting behind the wheel, the Finn spoke on a variety of topics when he met up with the journalists present. Looking back at the 2014 season and forward to the next one, Kimi had this to say: “It’s not been an easy year for me or the team. Ferrari is always expected to win races and fight at the front. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case, but for the next season we laid down the basis for Scuderia Ferrari to come back to the level it should be at. There’s a lot of work to do but we know which areas we need to improve on. This job has already started and in the factory, we have everything we need, in terms of personnel and the means to make the necessary progress. All we need to do is work as a team, in the unified way that typified this team in past years. I’m sure the 2015 car will be much more competitive, although we will have to wait for the first test session to see where we really stand.”
On the subject of changes within the team, with the arrival of Sebastian Vettel as his team-mate and Maurizio Arrivabene as Team Principal, Kimi said: “I think Maurizio is great and perfect for the role he has been given. I’ve known him from before and have seen how competent he is. I think he will bring to the team his experience and that will prove to be very beneficial. As I’ve already said, Sebastian is a friend and I’m happy to be working with him. I think we can work well together as a team, pushing each other to the limit on track for the good of the Scuderia, as we aim to get it back to where it should be.”
— Lorenzo De Luca (@LorenzoDL83) December 7, 2014