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Author Topic: Kimi almost missed his first F1 race!  (Read 584 times)

Offline John S

Kimi almost missed his first F1 race!
« on: January 01, 2019, 09:53:57 PM »
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  • Seems more than a few ZZZZs ahead of the Melbourne GP in 2001 was the order of the day.  :swoon:

    Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

    Offline lkjohnson1950

    Re: Kimi almost missed his first F1 race!
    « Reply #1 on: January 02, 2019, 05:57:42 AM »
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  • Sounds totally like Kimi.

    Offline Calman

    Re: Kimi almost missed his first F1 race!
    « Reply #2 on: January 02, 2019, 06:13:40 AM »
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  • From what I remember reading in the papers, Kimi was a bit of a wild child back in his early F1 years.  I particularly remember stories surrounding his drunken outings at local bars/clubs etc. 

    So, yes! ... I can well believe the title of this topic.  Did you know that I used to call Kimi "Mono Man" a few years back, purely down to his mono-tone interviews on the podium.

    Season's Best,
    Cal :)
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    Online Luke

    Re: Kimi almost missed his first F1 race!
    « Reply #3 on: January 02, 2019, 08:32:51 AM »
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  • I got Kimi's book of Haikku for Christmas and it is a thoroughly entertaining read, with such nuggets as:

    If we all feel normal
    then all of my friends are
    also not normal

    I mean, outstanding stuff.  I like Kimi for the fact he is so different to the others. 
    Poster formerly known as Williamsfan.

    Offline Jericoke

    Re: Kimi almost missed his first F1 race!
    « Reply #4 on: January 02, 2019, 03:14:06 PM »
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  • I remember that, and I remember thinking who is this spoiled kid who can't get excited about his first F1 race!

    Online cosworth151

    Re: Kimi almost missed his first F1 race!
    « Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 03:24:03 PM »
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  • That's the Kimi we've all come to know, the Ice Man even back then!
    “You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
    ― Bob Dylan

    Offline Alonsofan

    Re: Kimi almost missed his first F1 race!
    « Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 08:26:40 PM »
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  • Kimi is the man... well if you are having trouble sleeping just listen to him for 5 minutes and you will be out for the count. It works every time hehe

    Online Alianora La Canta

    Re: Kimi almost missed his first F1 race!
    « Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 06:42:38 AM »
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  • I remember this too. F1 Magazine was impressed with his cool-as-a-cucumber attitude to the whole thing, and (correctly) predicted greatness and a World Championship.
    Percussus resurgio
    @lacanta (Twitter) (Blog/Tumblr)