An Italian actress has claimed to recently (Nov. 2007) having an affair with F1`s newly crowned world champion Kimi Raikkonen.
25-year-old Valentina Gioia, who claims to have met the Ferrari-driving Finn in a Milan nightclub a year ago, told the gossip magazine `Star+TV` that she called off the relationship when she discovered that Raikkonen is in fact married.
"Once we were walking near his house in Zurich and Kimi saw a giant photo of his rival Alonso.
He climbed the billboard and ripped it down," Gioia is quoted as saying.
She continued: "When I met him I didn`t even know who he was.
He reminded me of a boy-band singer."
"I saw all his trophies in his house and he proudly showed me the steering wheel of his former team, McLaren."
"On another occasion I went with him to a grand prix.
I was hidden in the hotel."
"Eventually I discovered that he was married.
I was watching a race on TV when they said something about his wife Jenni."
"I called everything off, I threw away his gifts.
It is over; I was heartbroken."
"In June I saw him again in Milan in a restaurant.
I was with my boyfriend and he with somebody else."