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Hill: Kimi is some Finn special

Hill: Kimi is some Finn special | Finland | Scoop.it

KIMI RAIKKONEN is still capable of winning at least two more world championships, says Damon Hill.
Formula One's top driver in 1996 welcomed the Iceman's return to F1 as "great" news.

And though the Finn is now 32, Hill reckons he is still "young" in terms of potential.

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Finnish F1 drivers vs the others

Finnish F1 drivers vs the others | Finland | Scoop.it
The Flying Finns is a mythe that has got some background - I'd say we have earned the sayings;"If you wanna win, hire a Finn!" said one ralley guru once.
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The Iceman is back _ Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault next season

The Iceman is back _ Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault next season | Finland | Scoop.it
LONDON — Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen will be back in a Formula One car next season after agreeing to return to action with the Lotus team. Lotus Renault GP said Tuesday that the 2007 world champion, who quit in 2009 and switched to rallying, has signed a two-year contract.
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Williams 'should sign Kimi' - SkySports

Williams 'should sign Kimi' - SkySports | Finland | Scoop.it
 It has emerged the Williams team have held talks with the Finn about a return to the F1 circuit - he is currently competing in the World Rally Championship - although Williams himself has said  ...
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Just a Car Guy: Finland

Just a Car Guy: Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland.
More rally champs (7) than any other country.
More F1 champions per capita than any other country.
Same number of champions as Brazil, which has a population 40 times bigger.
Even the UK, with eight champions, is four times less successful than Finland given its size.
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Former F1 driver Jyrki Järvilehto given prison sentence for fatal speedboat crash

Former F1 driver Jyrki Järvilehto given prison sentence for fatal speedboat crash | Finland | Scoop.it

On Wednesday, the former Formula One driver Jyrki Järvilehto, who raced in the 1990s under the name JJ Lehto, received an unconditional prison sentence of two years and four months for a fatal boating accident that occurred in Jomalvik, Raseborg, west of Helsinki, in the summer of 2010.
On the basis of the injuries sustained by Järvilehto and his deceased friend, the Western Uusimaa District Court became convinced that the ex-F1 racer was the one steering the boat.

Järvilehto’s 42-year-old friend died in the accident. In the District Court’s view, the injuries sustained by the deceased indicated that the man was the passenger.
Conversely, Järvilehto’s injuries were most likely caused when his body struck the steering wheel on impact.

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Raikkonen can put victory hopes on ice | Left field

Raikkonen can put victory hopes on ice | Left field | Finland | Scoop.it
Kimi Raikkonen's return to Formula One after a two-year hiatus has enthused media, fans and rivals alike.

But the question remains — does the Iceman’s comeback mean a cooling of double world champion Sebastian Vettel’s hopes of being red-hot favourite again next year?

Almost certainly not. Raikkonen’s return is certainly a good thing for Formula One. For the first time ever, the sport will see six world champions line up on the starting grid...

 

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The next Finnish Formula1 driver!

The next Finnish Formula1 driver! | Finland | Scoop.it
Ladies and Playboys, may I introduce the next Finnish Formula1 driver, Valtteri Bottas!
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Whitmarsh backs Williams' Raikkonen bid - crash.net

Whitmarsh backs Williams' Raikkonen bid - crash.net | Finland | Scoop.it
 McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh has urged the rival Williams squad to do all it can to snare former world champion Kimi Raikkonen for the 2012 F1 season, claiming that the Finn is...
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Heikki Kovalainen gives praise to team Finland | RacingNewsFlash.com

Heikki Kovalainen gives praise to team Finland | RacingNewsFlash.com | Finland | Scoop.it
The Finn driving for Lotus, Heikki Kovalainen, and his girlfriend Catherine Hyde witnessed team Finland winning the ice hockey world championship title in Bratislava, Slovakia. The team's performance convinced Kovalainen, whose praise soon made its way to Twitter.

- Congratulations the Finnish ice hockey team world champions, great performance under the highest pressure! Huge victory for the whole country, shows what we can do if we put our minds to it and never give up, writes the exhilarated Kovalainen on twitter.

"This is the example Finns should follow in everyday-life"
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