Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 30 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Jenni Dahlman. He actually met his first girlfriend, Hanna on a blind date.
Matias. Bet you didn't know that!
Rami. Kimi and his brother were always competing against each other. When Rami got his first kart, Kimi would drive it at full speed and often crash it! Rami became a Rally-driver.
|Kimi has also been dubbed 'the second Flying Finn'. Who was the first?||Kimi Raikkonen
Mika Hakkinen. They were both born in the same place, Espoo in Finland, and have both been very quick on the track. Mika Hakkinen is now retired, of course, and Kimi debuted in 2001.
|Who said this: 'I am not afraid of Kimi but he definitely one of the strongest rivals I have come up against' ?||Kimi Raikkonen
Michael Schumacher. Kimi has been a big part of the media, some good, some bad. Ron Dennis has nicknamed him 'The Iceman'
Sauber. He was noticed by Peter Sauber, who let him test the Sauber. Peter was so impressed Kimi got the drive with Nick Heidfeld as his teammate.
Malaysia 2003. He very nearly won it in France 2002. He was leading but slipped on some oil in the closing laps, which allowed Michael Schumacher to go through and win the race. When he won in Malaysia 2003, he was the second youngest driver ever to win a race.
October 17th, 1979. At the moment, there are only two more younger drivers on the grid than him - Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button.
|When Kimi burst into F1, many people critized him, as they thought he wasn't experienced enough. How many races had he driven before F1?||Kimi Raikkonen
23. Apart from karting, nearly all these were in Formula Renault. Many drivers were annoyed by this fact because most of them had gone through Formula Ford, Formula 3 and Formula 3000 to get an F1 drive, whereas Kimi did it in one big jump.
Lost his rear wing. He retired after just 13 laps, after qualifying 3rd.
|How many laps did Kimi complete in the first race of 2004?||Kimi Raikkonen
9. This was the Australian Grand Prix. His engine blew up after qualifying 10th.
Malaysia. This was in the 2003 season. He finished 39 seconds ahead of Rubens Barrichello.
6th. His best finish was 2nd at France.
1. He left in 2002 to drive for McLaren.
Nick Heidfeld. Heidfeld finished 7th in the championship with 12 points.
6th. He was 84 seconds behind winner Michael Schumacher at the Australian Grand Prix.
|Where did Kimi record his first Formula 1 pole position?||Kimi Raikkonen
Nurburgring. He retired with engine problems after only one lap.
Sauber-Petronas. He made his debut in 2001, finishing 9th in the championship.
Formula Renault. He won seven out of ten races, being on the podium in all ten races.
23. Some critics (including FIA president Max Mosley) voiced concerns over granting an F1 superlicence to such an inexperienced driver, but it happened and he impressed straight away.
|Whose record, set in 1984, did Kimi equal in 2005 by winning seven races, yet still missing out on the world title? ||Kimi Raikkonen Ramble
Alain Prost. He shared this with four time World Champion Alain Prost, who initially set the record in 1984 (which was won by team mate Niki Lauda) and matched it in 1988 (which was won by Ayrton Senna). Kimi lost out to Fernando Alonso in 2005.
|What prevented Kimi from getting his maiden win at McLaren Mercedes in 2003 in France?||Kimi Raikkonen Ramble
Overtaken by Michael Schumacher after sliding on oil on the track. Going down to the Adelaide hairpin Kimi was caught out by oil on the track from Allan McNish's Toyota. Kimi ran wide and Schumacher muscled his way past to take the win, despite yellow flags being waved.
9. He finished the season tenth but was beaten by team mate Nick Heidfeld who finished eighth with twelve points.
1988. He competed in this until 1994 when he moved to Formula A karting. He was fairly successful in this, obtaining some wins but wasn't a runaway leader.
15th. He set his qualifying time of 1:29.470 in the spare McLaren Mercedes car and finished third in the race, which was won by team mate David Coulthard. Kimi wasn't consistent in qualifying in 2003, starting as low as twentieth and as high as first, with an average qualifying position of seventh.
No. It was actually Australia 2001 where Kimi was asleep 20 minutes before the start of the race!
The Iceman. This nickname is derived from the fact that he is cool, calm and calculating.