Kimi Raikkonen’s autobiography will have some really interesting excerpts from his rather ‘secretive’ life.
Raikkonen isn’t the one to share much on or off the track, keeping to himself and not indulging in much banter of any sort.
However, his autobiography does have a few interesting incidents from his life as people in Finland(those who have managed to grab the copies) have released a few funny incidents.
One such drunken incident was revealed by a redditor(u/Beavermani). The redditor quoted an incident from 2003, when Raikkonen had his McLaren teammates and few Finn friends over for an evening of partying and drinking.
“In the winter of 2003, Räikkönen partied at his friend’s place in Levi, Lapland, where he had invited British McLaren teammates and some Finnish friends. The evening included sauna, drinking and sledging.
“At some point Räikkönen noticed something in the showcase. It was a 4-time olympic gold medal ski jumper Matti Nykänen’s jumping suit from Calgary’s golden olympics (1988). Räikkönen decided to wear it and showed his jumping skills by jumping from the loft to the pillows and continued the damp night wearing a suit.
“In the morning, Räikkönen’s friend found him standing in a big drying cabinet still in full sleep. When Räikkönen woke up, he explained that he managed to wet the jumpin suit at some point and he wanted to get it dry. He pressed the drying cabinet to 45 degrees for ten hours and slept as he stood. Eventually the suit and the man had dried well, and therefore the suit could be returned to the showcase.” the redditor quoted.
This is one wonderful story that would keep fans on their toes until the English version of the book is released in October.
The book is titled ‘Unknown Kimi Raikkonen’ in English and is sure to give us a sneak peek into the career and life of the Finnish champion.