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Kimi “The Funny Iceman” Raikkonen, Top Five One-Liners!

Kimi Raikkonen, known in the racing world as “The Funny Iceman”, is set to return to the UAE next week for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Finnish racing driver finished first in 2012, but was forced to retire from the race in 2013 after a collision reportedly broke his track rod. While being a much sought-after driver, currently with Ferrari, Raikkonen is more famously known for his displeasure in talking to the media, or being in any public appearances for that matter. His team is no exception to his bluntness, the team radio recordings chronicling his snappy replies to apparently obvious directions.



Carmudi.ae has compiled a top five list of his curt comebacks in anticipation for the upcoming Grand Prix and the wisecracks Raikkonen will bless us with then.



2012, Abu Dhabi - 1st place, Lotus, Fastest Lap: 01:45:580



“Just leave me alone! I know what I’m doing,” was Raikkonen reply during the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix when the team tried to update him of the current positions. An employee reportedly printed the phrase out on t-shirts afterwards and handed them out to the staff.


14 laps to go, and running behind the safety car for a second time in the race, Raikkonen was told to keep working all four tires he replied “Yes, yes, yes, yes. You don’t have to remind me every second.”



2012, Australia - 7th place, Lotus, Fastest Lap: 01:34:470



“Why do I get all the time blue flag” said a frustrated Kimi. The team replied “Blue flags are for cars behind Kimi, they are not for you”.



2013, Monaco - 10th place, Lotus, Fastest Lap: 01:17.392



Heading into the Chicane while defending fifth place, Raikkonen blasted McLaren’s Sergio Perez, shouting “that idiot will crash into me”. Raikkonen suffered a rear tire puncture that dropped him right down the field.



2012, Belgium - 3rd place, Lotus, Fastest Lap: 01:29.864



When his team told him to pick up the pace a little bit for the last couple of laps, Raikkonen replied “so give me full power then”.



2013, Malaysia - 7th place, Lotus, Fastest Lap: 01:41.769



Following wheel to wheel stuff between Kimi and Hülkenberg, Kimi angrily shouts over the team radio “Did you see what he’s been doing, he pushed me off and then he hit me!”


Kimi Raikkonen has proved time and again that he just wants to get into a car and drive as fast as possible without having to deal with menial things like talking or prize-giving ceremonies

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