It’s no secret Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen is a man of very few words, but they are always – errm – ‘poetic’… in their own way. So much so that a selection of the Finn’s quotes and team radio messages have been made into a book of haiku.
A haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry, with each poem having 17 syllables. The book ‘Winnow Your Words’ was originally published in October, but an additional 10,000 copies had to be produced to meet huge demand from Kimi fans. It is described by publishing partners Autosport as “a celebration of Kimi’s precise, succinct and completely ambiguity-free way of speaking. No unnecessary words, factual yet full of character. Just like in haiku, the beauty is in the unsaid”.