Kimi Räikkönen Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Kimi Räikkönen Quick Info
Height5 ft 9 in
Weight70 kg
Date of BirthOctober 17, 1979
Zodiac SignLibra
SpouseMinna-Mari Virtanen

Kimi Räikkönen is a Finnish professional racing driver who won the 2007 Formula One World Championship; finished 2nd in 2003 and 2005; 3rd in 2008, 2012, and 2018, and is widely regarded as one of the most successful F1 drivers of all time. He has also dabbled in other motorsports, most notably leaving the Formula One circuit at the peak of his powers in 2009 to compete in the World Rally Championship from 2010 to 2011. In 2011, he also competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series before returning to F1 in 2012.

Born Name

Kimi-Matias Räikkönen

Nick Name

Iceman, Raikka, Kimster

Kimi Räikkönen as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2019
Kimi Räikkönen as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2019 (Kimi Räikkönen / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Espoo, Finland

Residence

Baar, Switzerland

Nationality

Finnish

 

Occupation

Professional Formula One Racing Driver

Kimi Räikkönen and British actor Hugh Grant on the sidelines of the Monaco GP in May 2018
Kimi Räikkönen and English actor Hugh Grant on the sidelines of the Monaco GP in May 2018 (Kimi Räikkönen / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Matti Räikkönen (d. 2010)
  • Mother – Paula Räikkönen
  • Siblings – Rami Räikkönen (Older Brother) (Professional Racing Driver)
  • Others – Kristiina Räikkönen (Sister-in-Law), Kimmo Virtanen (Father-in-Law)

Car Number

7

Formula One Teams

Kimi has raced for –

  • Red Bull Sauber Petronas (2001)
  • West McLaren Mercedes/Team McLaren Mercedes (2002-2006)
  • Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro (2007-2009)
  • Lotus F1 Team (2012-2013)
  • Scuderia Ferrari (2014-2018)
  • Alfa Romeo Racing (2019-Present)

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Kimi has dated –

  1. Hanna Raivisto (1999-2001)
  2. Jenni Dahlman (2001-2013) – Kimi began dating Finnish model and former Miss Scandinavia Jenni Dahlman in October 2001 and the couple got engaged in April 2002. Two years later, in July 2004, they got married and were together for almost another decade. They parted ways in February 2013 and were officially divorced in 2014.
  3. Valentina Gioia (2006) – Rumor
  4. Minna-Mari “Minttu” Virtanen (2013-Present) – After his separation with Jenni, Kimi began dating Finnish fitness model Minna-Mari Virtanen in July 2013. The couple got engaged in November 2014 and were married in a ceremony in Siena, Italy, in August 2016. They have 2 children together – a son named Robin Räikkönen (b. January 28, 2015) and a daughter named Rianna Angelia Milana Räikkönen (b. May 16, 2017).
Kimi Räikkönen and Minna-Mari Virtanen, as seen in December 2018
Kimi Räikkönen and Minna-Mari Virtanen, as seen in December 2018 (Kimi Räikkönen / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

He is of Finnish descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Short-cropped hair
  • Has a tattoo on both his arms
  • Toned physique
  • Clean-shaven look

Kimi Räikkönen Favorite Things

  • Sports – F1 Racing, Snowboarding, Ice hockey, Motorcross
  • Food – Chicken, Noodles
  • Beverage – Apple Juice
  • RapperEminem
  • Racing TrackCircuit de Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium

Source – Sauber-Group.com

Kimi Räikkönen as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2018
Kimi Räikkönen as seen in an Instagram Post in December 2018 (Kimi Räikkönen / Instagram)

Kimi Räikkönen Facts

  1. He is the only driver to have won a race in each of the V10, the V8, and the hybrid V6 engine eras.
  2. A prodigious young talent, he had been selected as a regular driver in the premier Formula One tier in 2001, despite having the minor experience of just 23 car races.
  3. He became the Formula One World Drivers’ Champion in 2007, in his very first full season with the iconic Scuderia Ferrari team. It was one of the closest finishes of all-time in F1 as he pipped both Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso to the title by just 1 point. He also became just the 2nd driver in history to win the championship after being 3rd in the overall drivers’ standings before the start of the final race.
  4. In 2009, Forbes magazine ranked him as the 2nd-highest-paid athlete in the world.
  5. He equaled the great Michael Schumacher‘s 2004 season-record of 10 fastest laps in both 2005 and 2008.

Featured Image by Kimi Räikkönen / Instagram

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