The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen By Kari Hotakainen

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  • The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen By Kari Hotakainen (9781471177668)
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  • Simon & Schuster UK 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471177668 
  • November 2018

'I loved it. I thought it was fascinating - really, really interesting story that he's got to tell... I've known him for years and I learned an awful lot.' Marc Priestley?

Kimi Räikkönen is the Finnish superstar Formula One driver with a reputation for being fast on the track and silent off it – until now!

In this superb and authorised portrait of Räikkönen, Kari Hotakainen gets to reveal the side of the man that few beyond his close family and friends have ever seen. Enigmatic and private, Ferrari’s former world champion driver rarely opens up to outsiders, but he granted Hotakainen exclusive access to his world and to his way of thinking. It ensures that this will be a book that will delight all fans of motorsport, who have long revered the Finn.

Including never-previously-seen photographs from his own collection, The Unknown Kimi Räikkönen takes the reader into the heart of the action at grands prix around the world, behind the scenes as race strategies are planned, and opens up the private side of his life that he normally guards so carefully.

With all the cult appeal of I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the raw excitement of Formula One and the insight of the best biographies, this is a book every sports fan will want to treasure.

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    At long last a motorracing bio which doesn't read as follows:"And then we went to Monza and we came second, after which we did Spa and were lucky to win etc etc". It's a great read.

    Posted by hein vandenbergh on 20th Jan 2019

    Gives a very good picture of the man, his character, and what shaped him.

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