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‘Schumi told Sauber Kimi would be a big one'

Watching Kimi Raikkonen in action at the Mugello circuit in 2000, Michael Schumacher told Peter Sauber to sign the driver as he would be a 'big one'. With just 23 single-seater races under his belt, Raikkonen was handed a Sauber F1 test back in 2000. The Finnish driver took to the Mugello circuit, laying down the laps and catching the attention of Schumacher who was present on the day. According to Blick, he told team owner Sauber to sign the youngster. The Swiss publication claims that ‘Michael Schumacher, who was testing the Ferrari in Mugello on the same day, told Peter Sauber in the evening: 'I don't know who was driving around in your car. But you have to take him, he will be a...
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