Alfa Romeo Racing driver Kimi Räikkönen recently visited a project by leading children’s rights organization Save the Children in Mexico, where Kimi did handicrafts and took part in activities with vulnerable children from Mexico City as part of the work of Save the Children, Alfa’s official charity partner.
At the same time it was also revealed that the Finnish driver donates a lot of his money to charity. But unlike many others, he does not want to talk about it publicly:
“I do a lot of charity work but I never tell anybody. I’m not the type that does things to get my name in the newspapers. I’d rather say nothing and be in the background. I always try to keep it quiet. No-one needs to know because that’s not the point of helping somebody. It’s more about helping. I don’t want anything out of it or to make me feel better. I don’t want people to know because that’s not how it should be. You do it because you feel it’s right. My plans outside of racing have been going for years and years in the background.”
Kimi Raikkonen has also recently partnered with Jesse James of West Coast Choppers to launch the KIMI range of merchandise. When asked about this, the Finn replied: “With the clothing, it’s just something that came up. I had something some time ago but it was not working as I wanted. This one made a lot of sense. A fun thing to do. It’s not about trying to sell as much as possible, and there’s also a little charity involved.” – Kimi concluded.