“Unknown – Kimi Räikkönen” will be published in August 2018

Kari Hotakainen, who is among the top writers in Finland, writes a book about Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen. Unknown – Kimi Räikkönen will be released on Thursday 16. August 2018. The book will be published by Siltala.

This is how the publisher describes the content of the book:

What does a person say, who does not usually talk? What do you think of a person that many people know that exists, but few people know? Coming soon is a fierce, funny and moving book that opens a soaring world even for those who are not interested in motor racing.

Unknown – Kimi Räikkönen is a story of a man who has gone out of humble conditions and broke into the top of an unusual profession. In addition to Kimi, this book also speaks to his mother, brother, wife, and trusted friends. Words are also said by other drivers, team managers, mechanics, physiotherapist, manager and quite ordinary Formula One fans. The book tells about driving, family, trust, free time and the dramatic moments of Räikkönen’s life so far.

“The greatest thing would be if you could drive Formula One unknowingly, Kimi says, and I make sure that the voice recorder preserves this first sentence. And so, Kimi knows that there is not such a world and it will not come. Unknowingly, you can shave or drive a lawnmower, not a seven million-euro racing car.” (excerpt from the manuscript)

source: mesta.net, iltalehti.fi

19 thoughts on ““Unknown – Kimi Räikkönen” will be published in August 2018

  1. The same here, Kimi is my hero since 2004, and it s a great pleasure to read the news of a book about him. Is an English or German translation available and can it be preordered?
    Thanks for any information in advance.
    Erzsebet (Elisa) B. Hungary


      1. Thank you, miezicat 🙂 (we actually know each other from the KRS Forum by Saima, was there a happy member from August 2007… 🙂 ) Nice to see you are still a devoted propagator of our Iceman…
        Best regards

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    1. Hi Elisa, I answer you here as I can’t on the other message for whatever reason. The English and German versions are both available to preorder on Amazon. German version comes out on 26th October. I read there is also an Hungarian version but I think it will come out in November.


      1. Thank you a lot – i dont really know Amazon, im going to look about how a preorder is possible. – Waiting for the race in Spa 🙂 …

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    1. There will be an English version, to be published in October. It seems there will be also other languages (Hungarian, Dutch, Italian, Polish and Estonian) but not sure.


      1. Hi miezicat, i also read that the English version will be published on 18th October… But couldnt find any hint how to order it. Have you got any information or connection to the publishing house? Thanks for your answer in advance 🙂


      2. Hi, miezicat – couldnt wait till November (or longer) 😀 and ordered the book at Amazon just a few minutes ago: delivery end of October… Cant wait to receive and to read it… best wishes : Elisa…

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  2. I think it must be a great success in English… But lets wait and see how the Finnish version will be received first… 🙂


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