Ever wanted to bring Kimi Räikkönen into your living room? Now you can (sort of)
Kimi Räikkönen fans, we have just found your perfect Christmas gift -- well, any F1 fan's for that matter, and it comes from a 2012 Lotus E20
KIMI Räikkönen merchandise has never afforded you the ability to bring the iceman himself into your living room; with Memento Exclusives' latest F1 gift offering, you can do just that.
The front wheel rim that was raced by Räikkönen during the 2012 F1 season has been expertly converted into a table by the skilled design team at Memento.
Own the moment and relive the heights from the 2007 World Champion’s return season to Formula 1 every time you need to rest your drink on the table.
Wheel rim that was used by Kimi Räikkönen on his way to third in the 2012 F1 Drivers' Championship
The wheel (above) has a provenance that is unrivalled amongst other F1-related gifts – whether you are a Räikkönen fan or buying for one ahead of Christmas – with the Lotus E20 having taken the Finn to victory at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2012.
Now retired from active duty, the wheel rim has been reinforced with a toughened glass lid, while its 35.5cm width by 34cm diameter is compact enough to complement any domestic or office location.
Battle-scarred Lotus E20 wheel rim that fought with Kimi Räikkönen through the 2012 season
Every one of the converted wheel rim tables has been left in its race-used condition (see above), therefore no one table will be the same.
Memento Exclusives CEO and former Simtek, Jordan, and BAR Honda mechanic Barry Gough explained just how special a Kimi Räikkönen F1 gift of this ilk is. He said: “A driver’s cap or shirt is a great gift but it doesn’t have its own story to tell; it’s never been wheel-to-wheel at 180mph and been in the heart of racing: this is a piece of F1 heritage that embodies what we offer at Memento Exclusives.”
The Lotus F1 Team was repurchased by Renault in late 2015 and Memento Exclusives enjoys an official partnership with the now Renault Sport Formula One Team, helping fans secure the F1 gifts that have actually raced with their heroes.
As such, all parts associated with the former are now under the ownership of Renault, thus the front wheel rim table is sold with the permission of the Renault Sport Formula One Team; it comes with an official certificate of authenticity (below).
Through their partnerships enjoyed with F1 teams like Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, Williams Racing, Racing Point Force India, Haas F1 Team, and Renault Sport Formula One Team, Memento Exclusives source F1 car parts direct from team archives and transform them into gifts that can preserve them for fans to enjoy.
Purchase the race-used Lotus E20 wheel rim table here; race-used pieces from the Lotus F1 Team collection here; and articles from the Kimi Räikkönen collection here.