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If You Love Money, You'll Love This Car

5/7/2009 2:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We didn't really know what a Kimi Räikkönen is -- or how the hell to pronounce that last name -- but apparently he's a Formula One driver we happened to shoot in London yesterday ... and he's loaded beyond belief!!!

Kimi Raikkonen: Click to watch
The speed racer raked in $44 million last year and is the 4th highest paid sportsman on the planet -- but the exuberance doesn't stop there.

Also worth millions: That sweet, white, old school Ferrari California parked in front of Kimi's sweet, metallic, new school Ferrari.

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jackschitt    

Fugly car.

1907 days ago
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yowza    

second

1907 days ago
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WowGuys    

How can you not know who Kimi Räikkönen is? Are you people really this stuck in America not to know anything else?

1907 days ago
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Lamborghini    

ugly car? It's a Ferrari California Spyder, it's worth millions and one of the best looking cars ever made. They used a replica one in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

You pronounce his name Kimmy Rye-Co-nin.

1907 days ago
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Al    

lets see... TMZ a leader in the internet news distribution multimillion business does not know how to pronounce Raikonen? amazing!! This shows just how unimportant the world is to the US. Not good. Not good.

1907 days ago
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Lamborghini    

The car he got into is a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti (try to pronounce that name TMZ). I don't think it's his though, notice he didn't get in on the drivers side for Euro cars.

1907 days ago
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ex lax    

ha! an I thought it was one of the new Chrysler / Fiat cars !

1907 days ago
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Maaike    

Not know who Kimi Raikkonen is? Oh please America... Look what is outside your countrylines please !! He is one of the best F1 drivers in the world! And worth every penny of what he is making!

1907 days ago
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who dat    

Kimi is absolutely the most BORING interview in motor sports. Not since Eddie Cheever has a driver been so boring to listen to. Kimi speak in monotone. Thanfully, Kimi hasn't been on the podium too much this year, thus not interviewed in the press room after the race.

1907 days ago
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doogie    

Kimi is paid to drive not to talk and he does that good when he's given a good car.

1907 days ago
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Venom    

Kimi is bad ass, and the Ferrari is amazing.

1907 days ago
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asl    

Now, shocking as it may seem that Americans in general are deprived of F1, it's even more amazing that they allow themselves to miss out on the sheer hotness that is Kimi... But it is practically a law in the US that you mustn't be interested in a particular sport unless the US are extremely good at it. And there aren't any (well not any well known) Americans in F1. Americans take this law so seriously, that when they host world cups, they don't necessarily invite other nations. :)

1907 days ago
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villenuv27    

He is a bad ass and he is worth every cent he makes. He grew up in shack in Finland with his parents and his brother that didn't even have indoor plumbing. I also doubt he owns any of those cars. He drives for the Ferrari F1 team so he was probably just at some mandatory PR event and had to drive them. He's pretty tight with his money, he doesn't even onw a boat whereas most other F1 drivers have $20 MM yachts...

1907 days ago
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Formula1Fan    

Seriously you do not know who Kimi Räikkönen is? Formula 1 is an incredible sport and a million times better than Nascar. After all, the Formula 1 drivers have to do a lot more than just go fast and turn left as in Nascar. Heres a few other names for your files TMZ when you come across one of the other highly skilled Formula 1 driviers so you dont sound so uninformed:
Jenson Button, Rubens Barrichello, Sebastian Vettel, Jarno Trulli, Timo Glock, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Nick Heidfeld, Heikki Kovalainen, Nico Rosberg, Sebastien Buemi, Sebastien Bourdais, Felipe Massa, Adrian Sutil, Nelsinho Piquet, Giancarlo Fisichella, Kazuki Nakajima, Robert Kubica.

Theres a great big world out there TMZ - go explore it.

1907 days ago
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derek    

Kimi rules and he is a party boy known to drinks his ass off and hit up the strip clubs...

1907 days ago
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