Räikkönen with The Dudesons in Monaco
Kimi Räikkönen, the 2007 world champion and now rally and NASCAR driver, rushed from a Nationwide race in the US late on Saturday to be harbor-side in his yacht in time for Sunday’s Monaco grand prix.
02.06.2011- In his entourage were ‘The Dudesons’, a ramshackle group of friends known on Finnish television for their highly popular and extreme Jackass-style show. Räikkönen, 31, was seen with the group as they relaxed in his yacht’s open spa, and they also ventured to Flavio Briatore’s ‘Billionaire’ nightclub — but were refused entry. The bouncers, apparently, failed to recognise the winner of 18 grands prix, and – enjoying his anonymity – Räikkönen failed to rebuke them and the party moved elsewhere. “Maybe it was just time to sleep,” Spanish AS newspaper reporter Rafa Paya speculated.