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Kimi Räikkönen

Facts About Kimi Räikkönen

Celebrated Name Kimi Räikkönen
Age 43 Years Old
Nick Name Iceman
Birth Name Kimi-Matias Räikkönen
Birth Date 1979-10-17
Gender Male
Profession Race Rider
Place Of Birth Espoo, Finland
Nationality Finnish
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Wife Jenni Dahlman (M. 2004; Div. 2014) and Minttu Raikkonen (M. 2016 - Present)
Children Two
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Weight 68 Kg
Eye Color Grey
Hair Color Blonde
Chest Size 39 inches
Waist Size 34 inches
Bicep Size 14 inches
Shoe Size 10 (US)
Net Worth $250 Million
Salary Under Review
Source of Wealth Entertainment Industry
Sexual Orientation Straight
Links Wikipedia, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Alfa Romeo Racing sensation and former world champion, Kimi Raikkonen is slowly but surely getting back on track. He drives for the Swedish Alfa Romeo Racing also known as Sauber Motorsport. Since the age of nine years, He has entered into the tracks and commenced his journey from Karting from the Finnish Junior classes. 

Soon after entering he was able to gain some victories under his name as in 1991 he won the Finnish Kart Championship of the Minis. In 1995 he earned his first victory in the Finnish Kart Championship Class A and also won the same in 1997 and 1998. Let's know more about him through this article.

What is Kim Raikkonen famous for?

  • A Finnish racing driver currently driving in Formula One for Alfa Romeo Racing. 

Where is Kim Raikkonen born?

Recalling his early life, Kim was born in Espoo, Finland in the year of 1979. Currently, he aged 40 years old. He is Finnish by nationality and belongs to White ethnicity. Information regarding his parents, siblings and his academic qualifications are yet to be disclosed.

When did Kim Raikkonen begin his racing career?

  • Moving towards his career, Kim entered Formula One as a regular driver for Sauber-Petronas in 2001, having competed in only 23 car races previously. He joined McLaren-Mercedes in 2002 and became a title contender by finishing runner-up in the championship to Michael Schumacher in 2003, and Fernando Alonso in 2005. 
  • After the 2006 Italian Grand Prix, Ferrari announced that he had signed a three-year contract with Scuderia Ferrari for the 2007-2009 seasons. He said after the move that he was very happy with this change of events but wished McLaren the best of luck in the future. He became the teammate to Brazilian Felipe Massa, who had been driving for Ferrari since 2006.
  • After a disappointing first race in Australia, where he eventually finished eighth after qualifying only 15th due to a mechanical problem, he won his first race of the 2008 season at the Malaysian Grand Prix, finishing ahead of Robert Kubica and Heikki Kovalainen. His victory in Kuala Lumpur came on the fifth anniversary of his maiden victory at the same track. 
  • In Bahrain, He qualified in fourth on the grid. He moved up to second place by the third lap and finished in that position, behind his team-mate Felipe Massa. He also secured the lead in the championship.
  • At the start of the 2009 season in the Australian Grand Prix, he qualified in ninth place. The pace of the Ferraris and McLarens, in particular, was significantly slower than the likes of the Brawn, Red Bull and other outfits who were struggling to keep up with them in 2008.
  • He left both Scuderia Ferrari and the sport after the 2009 season, his sole victory that year having come in that season's Belgian Grand Prix due to driving an uncompetitive Ferrari F60.
  • On his return to Formula One, he drove for Lotus in 2012 and 2013, scoring the team's only victories. On 11th September 2013, Ferrari announced his re-signing on a two-year contract, beginning in the 2014 season. This contract was subsequently extended until the end of the 2018 season. 
  • He then scored 26 podiums and two pole positions but endured more than four winless years after rejoining Ferrari before winning the 2018 United States Grand Prix, after 113 Grands Prix and nine years since his last Ferrari victory from his first stint with the team. 
  • In spite of the long winless streak, he finished among the top four overall in the championship on multiple occasions during his second Ferrari stint. Räikkönen finished his total eight-year-long Ferrari career with a third place in the 2018 championship.
  • In September 2018, Ferrari announced that he would leave at the end of the season, followed shortly by an announcement from Ferrari-affiliated Sauber Alfa Romeo stating that he had been signed on a two-year contract for 2019 and 2020, with Sauber's rookie Charles Leclerc switching to Ferrari in his place.

Is Kim Raikkonen married?

Reflecting on his personal life, Kim was a married man. He was married to Minttu Raikkonen in 2016. Together, the pair produces two children. Presently, the pair live a blissful life with their kids.

Previously, he was married to Jenni Dahlman in 2004. After living 10 years the couple decided to separate. From this relationship, the couple did not produce a kid. The reason behind their separation is yet to be disclosed.

How much is Kim Raikkonen worth?

Being a racing driver, Kim earns an impressive amount of money and fame through his profession in the field of the sports industry. Based on some online reports, his estimated net worth said to be $ 250 million. However, his salary is yet to be disclosed.

How tall is Kim Raikkonen?

Observing his body statistics, Kim stands a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 68 Kg. Similarly, he has a pair of gray eyes and blonde hair color. Further, he has an athletic body with a 39 inches chest, 34 inches waist and 14 inches biceps sizes. His shoe size is 10 (US).

Trivias About Kimi Räikkönen You Need To Know.

  • He was asleep only twenty minutes before his first Formula One Grand Prix in 2001, but couldn't remember what he dreamed about.
  • His ex-wife Jenni Dahlman was Vice Miss Soumi 2000 and Miss Scandinavia 2001.