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. BreezyRacer (@breezyracer) said on 4th May 2012, 14:21

    Not a single helmet amongst them and and a convertible without even a roll hoop. No wonder they chose the soundtrack “take me away”, repeating the same sloppy behavior that takes many lives at the Nurburgring.

    Obviously Kimi learned nothing from Robert Kubica’s situation ..

    I am NOT a safety nazi but this is just really stupid IMO.

  2. Wesley (@wesley) said on 4th May 2012, 22:42

    My ears are bleeding MF er’s…that musis was soooo bad…..

  3. Wesley (@wesley) said on 4th May 2012, 22:43


  4. Metallion (@metallion) said on 25th April 2013, 14:34

    Feels like the introduction and music could have been taken straight out of Bruno!

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