Raikkonen laps old Nurburgring with Kim Dotcom

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Kimi Raikkonen laps Nurburgring Nordschleife with Kim Dotcom - videoKimi Raikkonen appears in a new video with controversial businessman Kim Dotcom.

The pair and a third driver raced a trio of Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMGs around the Nurburgring Nordschleife for a promotional video.

Dotcom, born Kim Schmitz, is best known for creating file hosting service Megaupload, which was shut down earlier this year following charges of copyright infringement.

He said the video was shot over 20 laps of the 20.8km (12.9-mile) track.

It shows Dotcom passing Raikkonen at the end of the lap but he insisted: “I did not win against Kimi. I never could. We had to remove the air from his tires to keep up. And even then it was impossible.”

Dotcom calls the video an “homage to the Nurburgring, the CLK DTM and Kimi Raikkonen, one of the best drivers in the world.”

The film, which appeared on YouTube recently, appears to have been shot last year. Raikkonen appears in a Red Bull cap and Dotcom refers to footage from it having being “seized by the FBI during the Megaupload raid” in January.

The Nordschleiefe was last used for an F1 race in 1976 before being dropped on safety grounds following Niki Lauda’s crash in that year’s race. The crash was recently re-created at the circuit by director Ron Howard for his forthcoming film Rush.

You can watch the video below – be warned it contains very strong language:

Thanks to Recombu Cars for the tip.

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32 comments on Raikkonen laps old Nurburgring with Kim Dotcom

  1. ScuderiaVincero (@scuderiavincero) said on 3rd May 2012, 9:18

    My reaction can be accurately summed up with one internet meme: puking rainbows :O≈≈

  2. Harvs (@harvs) said on 3rd May 2012, 9:28

    Haha from NZ! my friend was contracted to build the mansion he owns here!

  3. James Brickles (@brickles) said on 3rd May 2012, 9:53

    You can see the whole 20 laps on megauplo… oh wait :P

  4. Tom (@tomforpresident) said on 3rd May 2012, 10:07

    I don’t know why but i seem to get the feeling kim Dotcom thinks a lot of himself. I just can’t quite put my finger on it…

  5. dennis (@dennis) said on 3rd May 2012, 10:10

    “So Kimi, how was the Nürburgring northern loop?”


  6. Roald (@roald) said on 3rd May 2012, 10:29

    There’s only 100 of those cars right? The guy owns 3 of them…

  7. bobo (@bobo) said on 3rd May 2012, 12:14

    hahaha… that’s cool.

    You see? Kimi lets his driving do the speaking, but it is very articulate driving.

    • bobo (@bobo) said on 3rd May 2012, 12:18

      You are right about the language… I’m cool with it but aren’t you bending you own sites rules just a teeny bit? Plus… what sort of example do you think that’s setting? LOL

      only messing withya. I’m off clubbing now…

  8. marcusbreese (@marcusbreese) said on 3rd May 2012, 12:18

    Very cool, and what a great track as well! Must have been such fun to drive in cars like that.

  9. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 3rd May 2012, 13:59

    Weird video. Terrible music! What’s that all about?!

    Is this just a case of boys and their toys?

  10. himmatsj (@himmatsj) said on 3rd May 2012, 14:08

    Wow man the whole operation must’ve cost 10 million USD at least? The production – bar the music – is actually good. Anyways, for a recluse like Kimi, he either went for this thing because he got paid a couple of million USD, or got into some criminal entanglement with Kim and thus had to pay him back.

  11. JCost (@jcost) said on 3rd May 2012, 17:25

    That guy is a joke. However, “ich liebe Nordschleife”.

  12. Mike the bike Schumacher (@mike-the-bike-schumacher) said on 3rd May 2012, 19:12

    How far up ur own **** to ya have to be to make a video like that of urself

  13. Thecollaroyboys (@thecollaroyboys) said on 3rd May 2012, 22:56

    Why are we giving that brain-dead criminal any oxygen at all.

  14. schooner (@schooner) said on 3rd May 2012, 23:41

    Driving a few laps on that awesome track is right up at the top of the list of things that I would dearly love to do, but probably never will. Sigh.

  15. Tiaan (@niaato) said on 4th May 2012, 9:33

    Number plates are ironic funny:
    Good – Kimi
    and – random guy
    Evil – Kim

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