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From Gothenburg to Kuala Lumpur

Photo: Antti Puskala

Kiira didn’t mourn the substandard performance at Göteborg for too long. As the competition was over on her behalf, she packed her bags, flew home to switch luggages and travelled to Malaysia for a preplanned vacation. On Sunday she was spotted at the Sepang race track rooting for the Flying Finns.

Aamulehti talked with Kiira at the race track:

Suprising sight at the Sepang pits was a young blond woman. Figure skater Kiira Korpi is more common sight at ice rinks than racing tracks.

– I’ve been following Formula 1 quite a lot, especially when Mika Häkkinen was driving. Nowadays I haven’t had that much time to follow it as I’m myself so busy and we don’t have the MTV Max -pay channel that shows races live.

On the week Kiira was still skating at Göteborg and popped almost directly from there to Malaysia.

– I went back to Finland just to switch luggages, I didn’t even have time to visit at home.

But Korpi didn’t come to Malaysia just for the Formula 1 race.

– I came to visit my sister Petra who’s an exchange student here in Kuala Lumpur. This was a planned trip, best time to have a vacation is now when the competition season is over, says Korpi who plans to stay ten days in Malaysia.

Korpi wandered in the Sepang pit-area wearing a Ferrari-shirt, but assured that she’s supporting equally both Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen and McLaren’s Heikki Kovalainen.

– I’m supporting both sides, I just happened to have a Ferrari-shirt on. I have a Finnish flag here in the bag and I’m going to wave it for both, Korpi promised before the race.

Source: Aamulehti

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