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Re: The Kimi Rally Monster Cool Lounge

Post by Wolfie » 23 Dec 2010, 12:17

Kimi's dad was the center of the gang

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Kikka Kuosmanen who worked as Kimi Räikkönen's publicist for a long time was surprised just like the others when hearing that Matti Räikkönen had suddenly passed away. Kuosmanen has been a close friend to Räikkönen's family for almost 20 years.

- This is a huge sorrow now that it's Christmas. This was a sudden and suprising matter. My condolences to the family, Kikka Kuosmanen said.

- If anyone Matti was a friendly and outgoing person. He was always the center of the gang. It's hard to describe him more at this point because I just heard about his death, Kuosmanen said.
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Re: The Kimi Rally Monster Cool Lounge

Post by Andreas » 23 Dec 2010, 12:34

RIP Matti, soo young :( :fear:

my condoleances to Kimi and his family for this tough time especially during christmas :(
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Re: The Kimi Rally Monster Cool Lounge

Post by marrie17 » 23 Dec 2010, 12:43

this is a really sad and shocking news :( :fear:
my deepest condolences go to the family..
RIP Matti

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Re: The Kimi Rally Monster Cool Lounge

Post by apple » 23 Dec 2010, 13:17

Oh, no..he was so young. :( Really sad news. RIP Matti Räikkönen.

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Post by sleenster » 23 Dec 2010, 13:51

:( :( :( :(

RIP Matti.

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Post by Kittina » 23 Dec 2010, 13:59

R.I.P Matti Räikkönen :( I can't believe! :'(

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Post by Ice-Ludy » 23 Dec 2010, 14:19

I am so sad!!!! :( I can't believe it!!!! Poor Kimi, Rami and Paula!!! :(

My condolences to the family!

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Post by hiroshideath113 » 23 Dec 2010, 14:32

So sad, RIP...

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Post by Acropolis » 23 Dec 2010, 14:37

terribly sad news...
R.I.P. Matti...

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Post by ysabella » 23 Dec 2010, 14:38

i just want to send my hug and condelences to raikkonen family especially to kimi... this is so sad news..

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Post by Linda-Anne » 23 Dec 2010, 14:43

This is such shocking news and I am so sad for the family. Sending thoughts of love and comfort to Paula, Rami and Kimi and of course Mattis granchildren and all his friends.

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Post by Loiste » 23 Dec 2010, 15:23

:fear: :fear: :pray:
RIP.... I have nothing to say. Kimi's pain is our pain - and I feel it so much ((

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Post by Lynx'niK » 23 Dec 2010, 15:38

I´m speechless. Poor Kimi! I am so sad for the hole family, I hope his death was not too unexpected and they could say somehow goodbye to him, it´s easier I think...but it´s still soo painful. :(
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Post by Wolfie » 23 Dec 2010, 15:55

Hope you don't mind me bringing the small news about it, he is so beautifully remembered in the press that it feels like the right thing to do :(

http://www.iltalehti.fi/formulat/201012 ... 2_fo.shtml
Kimi's late father Matti gave all he got on the behalf of his sons

Thursday, 23.12.2010 at 13.23

Kimi Räikkönen's dad Matti Räikkönen didn't spare himself in supporting his sons's hobby.

The aim of the family was not professional however, it all started as a hobby and progressed on the conditions of Rami and Kimi. The same spirit was also maintained throughout Kimi's whole magnificent career.

- I watched sometimes the dads in karting who were trying to live their dreams through their children. It was sad to see how the dads sweared and shouted at children who failed criticizing them for mistakes. It felt bad that the whole thing lacked fun and good spirit, Matti told Iltalehti in 2008.

- The boys' hobby started by driving in the yard until it resembled a field of potatoes. After that we switched to micro cars.

In the same interview Matti told that that the races in the beginning were far from glamorous.

- Us dads took our sons to karting from for example Stockholm to Lake Garda in Italy. We travelled 2 500 kilometers in a big hurry. We only stopped to go to the toilet. In the beginning we had our own lunches because the food was expensive in gas stations and it took too much time. Drivers took turns.

Kim's extraordinary talents in motorsport became clear early on.

- Kimi would win even if he would drive a scooter, his father summed up during his second national rally in 2009.

At that time he said he had already withdrawn aside from Kimi's career. He told that he concentrates more on the "maintenance guy's jobs".

- For the last few years I've only been in Monaco and Spa. In the past more often. I have so much to do in the garden, he laughed at the time.

Matti Räikkönen was often asked how he deals with the fear that his son's dangerous profession including tough risks causes.

- I don't feel fear but of course I follow every race nervously. Anything can happen. Kimi's car has had problems for five years so I have had to get used to failures, he told.

The father often had to respond to questions about his son's cutting-edge persona.

- I think it is right to stick to authenticity. I think the same way myself: if I'm not good enough as I am then I don't have to be good enough at all, his dad summed up.

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Re: The Kimi Rally Monster Cool Lounge

Post by Kriss » 23 Dec 2010, 16:08

OMG what a shocking and sad news :S
poor Kimi and his whole family :(
RIP Matti

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