When Kimi Raikkonen paid $100,000 to Kyle Busch in order to race in NASCAR

Kimi Raikkonen had agreed a deal with Kyle Busch and had paid $100,000 to race in NASCAR Truck series after his hiatus from F1. 2007 F1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen retired from the sport in 2021. He was one of…

$250 Million worth Kimi Raikkonen went full throttle through a cloud of smoke in 2002 Belgian GP

During the 2002 Belgian GP, Kimi Raikonnen made a risky move by going full throttle through a cloud of smoke. Kimi Raikonnen is one of the most loved F1 drivers of all time. And most of it is because of…

Ferrari sponsors were ready to pay $25 Million to McLaren to give Kimi Raikkonen F1 seat

Ferrari sponsors Santander were ready to pay $25 Million to McLaren to propel them to hire Kimi Raikkonen in the F1 team back in 2010. n 2010, Ferrari planned to separate with Kimi Raikkonen. The Maranello-based team wanted to replace…

Renault made $21 million offer to Kimi Raikkonen that he refused

While eyeing an opportunity at Ferrari, Kimi Raikkonen flirted with Renault and managed to get a $21 Million offer, but he didn’t take it. Kimi Raikkonen rose to fame with McLaren, but his reliability concerns kept him short of contesting…

How Kimi Raikkonen’s manager plotted Michael Schumacher exit from Ferrari

Kimi Raikkonen’s manager moved pieces brilliantly around the paddock to get Raikkonen a seat in Ferrari pushing Michael Schumacher out. Kimi Raikkonen’s manager David Robertson played the 2007 season’s drivers’ market brilliantly to get Raikkonen a seat in Ferrari and…

When McLaren boss paid Fernando Alonso $16 Million to get rid of Kimi Raikkonen

Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso were all free agents heading into the 2007 F1 season. It’s not common in F1 to see the contracts of three legendary drivers expiring together at the end of the year. However, Raikkonen,…

How McLaren boss paid $14 Million to rescue Kimi Raikkonen from Sauber F1 team

McLaren’s ex-team principal Ron Dennis took away F1 rising star Kimi Raikkonen from the hands of Sauber in quite a fashion in 2002. Former World Champion Kimi Raikkonen impressed McLaren boss Ron Dennis that the latter did all he could…

When Michael Schumacher dropped $45 million a year salary just not to team up with Kimi Raikkonen

Michael Schumacher chose retirement rather than teaming up with Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari for the 2007 season. Michael Schumacher won five world championships with Ferrari between 2000 and 2004 before the world saw a decline in Ferrari’s dominance due to…

“They invaded Nicholas Latifi’s house”- Watch Kimi Raikkonen ask teammate Antonio Giovinazzi to try Nutella

Kimi Raikkonen joined Alfa Romeo in 2019, and spent three seasons at the team with Antonio Giovinazzi as his teammate.  Raikkonen is one of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. He won the World Championship in 2007, and till…

“Strong is even a weak word for Kimi Raikkonen”- Michael Schumacher fondly remembers the Iceman for two iconic moments

Seven-time World Champion Michael Schumacher heaped praise on fellow Ferrari and F1 legend Kimi Raikkonen.  Raikkonen and Schumacher are two of the greatest F1 drivers of all time. The latter has the most number of World Championships won by any…