Kimi in Helsinki – North East Passage
GT & Sport Cars
Through ice and water
Helsinki, 9 December – After the end of this long Formula 1 season and before heading to Maranello for the Christmas festivities along with the team, Scuderia Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen got behind the wheel of a Ferrari FF in his native Finland. At the Premier Park circuit, on the outskirts of Helsinki, the driver took part in an event organised by Shell, the long term Scuderia Ferrari partner. During the day, apart from meeting his fellow countrymen in the form of the media, guests and fans, Kimi Raikkonen got behind the wheel of an FF, driving a few laps on the ice track, taking some guests along as passengers.
It was very exciting, not just for the lucky few who managed to ride along with the last man to win the Formula 1 world title in a Prancing Horse car. “It was fun, despite the bad weather” commented Kimi afterwards. “The rain made the track slippery, but even in these conditions the FF was really exciting to drive.”