When he presented a racing horse to his wife Jenni and he tried for the first time in his life to ride it, he immediately tried to go the animal as fast as possible on track. At the end he began to scream how to stop the horse. Fortunately the crazy run finished in a high front flip, but since that day Jenni Dahlman-Räikkönen never has given his husband the permission to ride her horses. The Räikkönens love animals: in addition to the horses they have two dogs, a German shepherd named Ajax and a Jack Russell Terrier, Peppi. But Kimi is allergic to horses and cats: “And also to the journalists”, he adds smiling. Well, he also has the sense of the humor.
He didn’t like studying the books. Best day for Kimi was on Thursday because the scholastic program planned two hours of physical activity, two hours of unskilled labors, pea soup and crêpes for lunch. Every winter Kimi wore two schoolbags, not because of the books inside, but because he used one of them as a sledge when he went home. He was 16 years old when he stopped the professional school for a course for mechanics and he went away.