Lewis cannot be the subject of any humor. ", On who's idea his new account is: "Nobody's, really. ... Kimi Raikkonen opens up on Instagram… In what has been a difficult season for Alfa Romeo, Raikkonen found himself eliminated during Q1 at the Portuguese Grand Prix as he lined up P16 for the race start. Kimi Raikkonen, who considers James hunt as his hero, posted the meme as a story through his Instagram handle. I don’t blame them, as they’re…” After his race came to an end on lap 51, Raikkonen walked off the track and headed straight for his yacht to join his friends instead of heading back to the garage. 62 votes, 21 comments. Alfa Romeo walk away from the Algarve International Circuit empty handed after Raikkonen’s team-mate Antonio Giovinazzi also failed to score points with a P15 finish. There has been speculation that the plain, short sentences which accompany his picture or video posts have been done by someone else, but Raikkonen said it's all his own work. But, the Finn then embarked on a stunning opening lap as cold tyres and a bit of rain left drivers struggling to keep theirs cars on the road. If I try to live it how someone else likes it I think it would be a pretty miserable time.". Hunt was a rock star in the racing world, always living his life to the fullest and never taking the sport too seriously. Nationwide News Pty Limited Copyright © 2020. Raikkonen topped off the image with the brilliant caption: “Evolution of a Formula 1 driver”. The 40-year-old’s time in the sport may be reaching its end, but we hope he never retires. The meme, which has been circulating all over social media, is captioned “Evolution of a Formula 1 driver.” Raikkonen then posted a picture of him and a friend on his Instagram story, captioned “Don’t worry, not all hope is lost yet!” Subscribe to Formula1News.co.uk’s Google … Once, in Bahrain, he stormed up the grid from 11th to finish the race in second place. ", Kimi on Instagram, not speaking Italian and his motivation, Hamilton showcased all his GOAT credentials in his 92nd win, Hamilton moves past Schumacher with 92nd win, Hamilton's future comes more into focus after record win, Horner: Albon would be doing as well as Gasly, Norris: Stroll never learns from mistakes, Mercedes backs Red Bull's plan to take over Honda F1 project, Vitaly Petrov steps down as Portuguese GP steward after father's death, Vettel admits Leclerc in 'another class' at Portuguese GP, Verstappen, Stroll avoid punishment for 'unnecessary' collision, Why Hamilton had the edge over Bottas in Q3 at Portimao. Kimi thought ‘what are the others doing?’ on first lap, struggling to keep theirs cars on the road. Ferrari is like a religion in Italy and Raikkonen joked that his failure to learn the langage in all that time might explain why he will be driving at Sauber next year. I was just wondering where I was going to end up." English here is normal language everybody uses in teams.". "[It's] as bad as always! Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. 525.8k Followers, 5 Following, 4,389 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from The Iceman (@kimi_raikkonen_kr7) Across two stints (2007-2009 and 2014-2018) Raikkonen is one of Ferrari's longest-serving drivers. 201.9k Followers, 67 Following, 178 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Minttu Räikkönen (@mintturaikkonen) Similar to how Hunt looked in the meme, Kimi is also seen holding a smoke in his hand. Raikkonen has been known to take part in snowmobile races when not competing in Formula One, while he also enjoys motocross. HEY, STEERING WHEEL!" 14.8k Likes, 169 Comments - The Iceman (@kimi_raikkonen_kr7) on Instagram: “Media are still judging Kimi’s IG stories the last 24 hours now. Kimi-Matias Räikkönen is a Finnish Formula One driver and the reigning Ferrari … “It felt like a very long race, made even harder by not having a working radio after lap one,” he told the Sauber Group website. Home News Kimi thought ‘what are the others doing?’ on first lap. Watch the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship™ on KAYO. The iceman has shown throughout his own stellar career he doesn’t take the sport as seriously as his fellow rivals with the greatest example coming in 2006 at Monaco. Next to him is the six-time world champion Hamilton dressed head to toe in a matching outfit, wearing pink socks with bright white sneakers as he poses on a scooter. But he did not stop there and went on to post a picture of himself as another story. Raikkonen has continually hinted at Hunt being his hero, even entering a snowmobile race back in 2007 under the name James Hunt. He thinks the fame he has cultivated over the airwaves has has grown in recent years. It’s not ideal. Kimi Raikkonen is adamant the return of former rival Fernando Alonso has no bearing on his decision over whether to remain in Formula 1 into 2021. Kimi Raikkonen: a man whose actions speak louder than his words With 324 grands prix under his belt, the Finn – born on October 17, 1979 – is the most experienced driver in Formula 1. I always try to do and live my life the way that's right for me. “I don’t think the start itself was very good – I lost a place – but then after that honestly I thought at one point ‘what are the others doing?’,” he told the Formula 1 website. A side-by-side collage shows off a shirtless James Hunt holding a cigarette between his fingers as he knocks back a drink. Why is everyone so pressed about this? If the day comes when I get hurt then we'll deal with it that time but that's part of life. We'll just see what happens, dunno.". They gave me like eight years' time to learn it... "English comes pretty easy to me these days to me. The 2007 world champion insisted he does not play up to the image. “In the race it was not too bad, but when you start where we start [down the grid] you need to take some chances more. Raikkonen appeared on a Facebook Live with the official F1 account ahead of this weekend's Brazilian Grand Prix. Get your free trial now & start streaming instantly >. 5.1k members in the KimiRaikkonen community. Posted on his Instagram story, Raikkonen showed a side-by-side montage of a shirtless James Hunt, who won the 1976 championship, smoking and drinking. Has F1's engine 'party mode' ban actually helped Mercedes? "Suddenly the steering wheel was in my hands. Stories of an absolutely sozzled Kimi Raikkonen are always guaranteed to evoke a few chuckles. I tried to put it back on, but it was too late. All times AEDT (GMT +11). NRL Grand Final 2020: Cameron Smith, $5 million blunder, Sto... AFL news 2020: Dustin Martin, Adelaide Crows and North Melbo... AFL news 2020: Adam Treloar, Collingwood, Gold Coast Suns, r... NRL Grand Final 2020: Brandon Smith, Dion Waiters, Philly Ch... F1 news 2020: Ferrari conspiracy, Sebastian Vettel, slower c... Find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out. Hopefully we can have a better weekend in Imola, I think the potential is there and the track should suit us a little better.”. "No, I don't. Kimi was twice as good as "Hunt the Shunt" ever was. Raikkonen has delivered some of the most memorable radio messages in the history of F1 race broadcasts. He followed up the Hamilton swipe with an image of himself looking slightly intoxicated, with a cigarette also lodged in between his fingers, with the caption: “Don’t worry, not all hope is lost yet!”, Raikkonen's cheeky swipe at HamiltonSource:Instagram. “The wind didn’t make things easy, the gusts made the car inconsistent from corner to corner and it was difficult to get into a rhythm. The Finn is preparing for what will be the penultimate race at Ferrari ahead of his move to Sauber in 2019. 2m Followers, 31 Following, 282 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Kimi Räikkönen (@kimimatiasraikkonen) - Kimi-Matias Raikkonen. “I had a good first and then second lap, the speed was decent in the car most of the race, then we had a little bit of difficulties in the pit stop and in the end I lost 10th place to Vettel with old tyres. In 2012 at Monaco he paid the ultimate tribute by wearing the same designed helmet Hunt wore during his 1976 season. I think it's more dangerous to go and do many other sports, cycling or something, you can fall down on the stairs by accident and get hurt. "I never had any issue. We need more speed then everything will become a little bit easier.”. Kimi Raikkonen is an anomaly in Formula 1. F1 driver market: Mick Schumacher to Haas or Alfa Romeo? Kimi-Matias Räikkönen is a Finnish Formula One driver and the reigning Ferrari World Champion. There's no planning whatsoever. Schumacher, Ilott and Schwartzman complete Ferrari test at Fiorano. - Kimi-Matias Raikkonen. ", He then added, sarcastically: "No, I hired 10 people to do it. Who was to blame for Mugello's Safety Car pile-up? It’s clearly a joke, we all know Lewis is more toned than the guy on the left lmao. Press J to jump to the feed. British superstar Lewis Hamilton has won a crash-marred inaugural Tuscan Grand Prix, securing his sixth race win of the 2020 Formula 1 season and 90th career victory. You need to do what makes you happy in life, and they know [about it]. “We got nothing out of it, so that’s a shame. -- but it's not the easiest thing to hear from the outside. A meme doing the rounds on social media caught the eye of the 2007 world champion, but he decided to add a little something extra to the images. Kimi Raikkonen has delivered a sly riposte to world champion Lewis Hamilton on Instagram Raikkonen (L) is longing for F1's rock and roll days to return after posting his own throwback Kimi Raikkonen appears to be longing for F1's more daring days to return again ... Kimi Raikkonen has delivered a sly riposte to world champion Lewis Hamilton on Instagram. I don't get how this is apparently hate imagery, "GLOVES! Kimi himself made a meme out of the picture he posted. SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Kimi Raikkonen has added some more quips and one-liners to the growing list of memorable quotes from his career. I think that's the only... it's always been the same but now it's in the open. GLOVES! I'll do it, I don't really care -- I never really care what the contract says. To some, he does not fit the mould of an F1 driver; often caught in his own world and disinterested in politics and the fame. Kimi Raikkonen was shocked by the struggles of those around him as he soared up the order on the first lap of the Portuguese GP. I do everything, don't you know? Besides Lewis jokes with Kimi in pressers? I always struggle with it. Interestingly Raikkonen actually thought he made a bad start, but couldn’t understand what was going on around him as he cut his way through the pack. Raikkonen has never been shy about his admiration for Hunt, the 1976 Formula 1 world champion, with the second image linking him to the former British superstar’s lifestyle. SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Kimi Raikkonen has added some more quips and one-liners to the growing list of memorable quotes from his career. Not if he keeps producing this gold anyway. He doesn't let the terms of his contract dictate what he does away from the confines of the F1 paddock. while leading the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and launched into an epic rant about being given his gloves and steering wheel while being pushed back to a restart at the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix. The Finnish superstar known as “The Iceman” delivered a hilarious jab at reigning Formula 1 … A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. An F1 world champion has hung Lewis Hamilton out to dry with a brutal image showing off just how much the sport has changed. Raikkonen then posted a picture of him and a friend on his Instagram story, captioned “Don’t worry, not all hope is lost yet!” Subscribe to Formula1News.co.uk’s Google … Kimi Raikkonen's cheeky swipe at Hamilton Source:Instagram Kimi Raikkonen has never been afraid to speak his mind and he decided not to hold back on social media either. It's not like I have to spend time to first wondering in my home language and then... it comes pretty normally. Every practice, qualifying session and race LIVE. Kimi Raikkonen has added some more quips and one-liners to the growing list of memorable quotes from his career.