The Unknown Kimi Raikkonen - Kari Hotakainen (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781471177699
Department
Books
Released
9 Oct 2019
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
Kari Hotakainen
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Language
English
Number of Pages
336
Dimensions
198 x 130 x 29mm (198g)

Annotation

The authorised biography of cult hero Finnish Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkoenen - the closest thing we'll ever get to his autobiography.

Summary

'I loved it. I thought it was fascinating - really, really interesting story that he's got to tell... I've known him for years and I learned an awful lot.' Marc Priestley

Kimi Raikkoenen is the Finnish superstar Formula One driver with a reputation for being fast on the track and silent off it - until now!

In this superb and authorised portrait of Raikkoenen, Kari Hotakainen gets to reveal the side of the man that few beyond his close family and friends have ever seen. Enigmatic and private, Ferrari's former world champion driver rarely opens up to outsiders, but he granted Hotakainen exclusive access to his world and to his way of thinking. It ensures that this will be a book that will delight all fans of motorsport, who have long revered the Finn.

Including never-previously-seen photographs from his own collection, The Unknown Kimi Raikkoenen takes the reader into the heart of the action at grands prix around the world, behind the scenes as race strategies are planned, and opens up the private side of his life that he normally guards so carefully.

With all the cult appeal of I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the raw excitement of Formula One and the insight of the best biographies, this is a book every sports fan will want to treasure.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Biography/Autobiography
BISAC Subject 1
Biography & Autobiography / Sports
BIC Classification 1
Formula 1 & Grand Prix
BIC Classification 2
Biography: sport
Library Subject 1
Automobile racing drivers - Biography - Finland
Dewey Classification
796.72092

Author Bio

Kari Hotakainen is a bestselling and award-winning Finnish novelist and author. He has written 22 books, several of which have been made into films, and he has been translated into more than 20 languages. This is his first work of non-fiction.