Full Name: Kimi-Matias Räikkönen
Age: 41 (17th October, 1979)
Place of birth: Espoo, Finland
Current team: Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen
Salary as driver: $7.5M (according to Sportac)
Salary as endorsements: $2M (according to Forbes)
First F1 appearance: Australian Grand Prix in March 2001 with Sauber (team-mate: Nick Heidfeld)
First F1 race win: Malaysian Grand Prix in March 2003 with McLaren
First F1 World Championship win: 2007 season with Ferrari
Singha: Singha is a historic Thai beer brand, which followed Kimi Räikkönen from Ferrari to Alfa Romeo, honouring their fruitful and long-standing partnership (since 2015). Räikkönen still is one of their most successful brand ambassador of Singha.
iLOQ: Finnish digital locking innovator iLOQ have been Kimi’s sponsor since 2019 and they recently announced that this partnership will continue into the 2021 season. Kimi wears the iLOQ badge on his helmet for every race as a part of this commitment.
Oakley: Kimi Räikkönen sports some of the best sunglasses during the race weekend. This is thanks to his partnership with sunglasses manufacturer Oakley, with the company working with Kimi since his Ferrari days.
Wrangler: In the 2014 season, after Kimi moved back to Ferrari, Wrangler signed him up. The sponsors created an exclusive line of clothes called “Wrangler by Kimi Räikkönen.”
Formula One World driver’s championship: 1 time (2007)
Formula One World Constructor’s championship: 1 time (2007)
DHL Fastest lap award: 2 times (2007, 2008)
Autosport racing driver award: 1 time (2005)
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Other ventures and activism
- Kimi Räikkönen owns a motocross team called ICE ONE or Ice1 racing. It competes in the World Rally championship and is based out of Versailles. He also owned a Formula 3 team for a bit.
- While making a public appearance for the Mexican charity “Save the Children”, Kimi Räikkönen said the following about his philanthropic activities:
“I do a lot of charity work but I never tell anybody. I’m not the type that does things to get my name in the newspapers. I’d rather say nothing and be in the background. I always try to keep it quiet. No-one needs to know because that’s not the point of helping somebody. It’s more about helping. I don’t want anything out of it or to make me feel better. I don’t want people to know because that’s not how it should be. You do it because you feel it’s right. My plans outside of racing have been going for years and years in the background.”