“F**ked Again” – Kimi Raikkonen Rages at Alfa Romeo F1 After Pit-Stop Blunder in Hungary

Published 08/03/2021, 4:49 AM EDT
SOCHI, RUSSIA – Kimi Raikkonen of Alfa Romeo talks in the Drivers Press Conference ahead. F1 Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


Kimi Raikkonen is known for his rage during a Grand Prix. Whether it be not getting his drink, or being awarded a time penalty. Hence, the Hungarian Grand Prix was no different, as his incident with Nikita Mazepin caused by an unsafe release gave the Finn a 10-second time penalty.

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The Alfa Romeo driver was pleased about it, was furious with the team. He stated that every time they have a chance at scoring, they completely mess it up.

Kimi Raikkonen rages on the team radio after time penalty

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As the 2007 world champion was zipping around the Hungaroring, trying to make up places. He got a message that every driver dreads to hear, Raikkonen was told that they were awarded a 10-second time penalty due to their unsafe release in the pits, which caused a crash with Mazepin.

When Raikkonen was called into the pits for a new set of tires, his race engineer told him about the penalty. He replied, “So we are f**ked again. Every time we have a chance, something f**ki*g happens.”

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How did Kimi’s race pan out?

The Finnish driver had to start his Hungarian GP in thirteenth place. However, Raikkonen was still motivated in order to get a better result for the team that would see them gain some points in the championship.

Another obstacle that was thrown his way was the time penalty for the unsafe release in the garage. Understandably, the Iceman was furious but still kept pushing around the Hungaroring.

Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 30, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Antonio Giovinazzi in action during practice REUTERS/Florion Goga

Raikkonen’s perseverance paid off as they were promoted to tenth place, which saw them pick up one point in Budapest. The Swiss-based team would have learned from this mistake and would be more careful when they ahead to off to Spa for the Belgium GP.

The Iceman is hoping to score points on merit rather than get promoted. He will be hoping for a better finish than Hungary and help his team seize some more points this season.

Do you think Kimi Raikkonen can help his Swiss-based team bag more points from the upcoming races this season? Let us know your predictions in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes is an F1 author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier’s Institute, he is a big fan of McLaren and their driver Lando Norris and Daniel Ricciardo. Arpit always looks forward to the paddock moving to Spa and drivers dealing with the exciting Eau Rouge corner as well the straight at Monza.

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