Former F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen saves a dog from dehydration

The Finnish protagonist of a beautiful gesture towards a poor dog

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Former F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen saves a dog from dehydration

Kimi Raikkonen protagonist of a beautiful gesture towards a poor dog. Former F1 world champion driver with Ferrari in 2007, on vacation in Tuscany, Italy, while he was out and about with his little daughter, he noticed a parked car with a dog inside.

Raikkonen immediately went to the adjacent ice cream parlor and got a cup of ice cream with fresh water and made the poor dog drink. Räikkönen intervened in time when he witnessed such a scene. If the windows allow you to pass a small bowl, you can water the animal.

Only in some cases can the car window be broken to help the dog. In the video we see the former Ferrari champion, who until last year drove the Alfa Romeo, approaching a car, accompanied by his daughter Rianna Angelia Milana, and inside there is a dog who, given the very temperatures alte was suffering.

Raikkonen then cleans the little girl's ice cream cup, fills it with water and, through the partially lowered window, passes it to the dog allowing him to drink.

Raikkonen's career highlights

During his Formula 1 career he has competed with Sauber, McLaren, Ferrari, Lotus and Alfa Romeo Racing.

He was vice-world champion with McLaren in 2003 and 2005 and world champion in 2007 with Ferrari. Räikkönen was the driver to have arrived in Formula 1 with the fewest number of official single-seater races. Over the course of his Formula 1 career he has won 21 Grands Prix becoming the Finn with the most wins.

He holds the record for the highest number of Grand Prix races, a record achieved in the 2020 Eifel Grand Prix, surpassing the previous record of the Brazilian Rubens Barrichello. Nicknamed Iceman, according to a poll, Kimi Raikkonen would be the second most loved driver by Ferrari fans after Michael Schumacher.

Between 2010 and 2011 he also participated, during his temporary retirement from Formula 1, in the world rally championship, disputing 22 races and collecting 59 points, and in some NASCAR tests. In 2022 he returns to racing for the first time after his farewell to Formula 1 in a NASCAR Cup Series race.

In 2011 he founded the IceOne Racing team with which he raced in the world rally championship. The team then expanded into the motocross sector, becoming the official Kawasaki team in the motocross world championship in 2022, the year in which Raikkonen begins to play the role of Team Principal