Kimi Räikkönen won his first points this year at the Formula 1 Tuscany Grand Prix. Alfa Romeo’s Finn was originally flagged as eighth, but once drove badly, cutting the white line into the pit lane, he was given a 5-second penalty. His 2007 champion was thus only ninth in Mugello, on the track where Iceman first sat in an F1 car in 20 years.
There was plenty to happen in the race, which was stopped twice, but Räikkönen’s funny golden spit also remains in our memory. He learned from the Finnish race engineer during the race that he had been penalized by the time the driver asked back: for what?, that is, for what reason. To this, the engineer repeated the same thing he had said earlier, presumably because he did not understand Räikkönen well. The alpha, however, not waiting for a repetition, angrily shouted his two words on the radio again.
“My race started wrong, I don’t know what happened,” he referred to the accident in the first corners when evaluating Räikkönen’s race. “The car that hit us must have been surprised at how slow we had to slow down. I lost some parts of the front wing and floorboard. It was difficult to control the car, there was no traction. Our boxing stand was also bad, ”he added.
“After the second red flag, we already had a pace, but without the injury we could have been a little faster. The point is, we scored, ”he said.