“F**king Fix It” – Kimi Raikkonen Encounters Drink Problems Yet Again at Turkish GP

Published 10/08/2021, 9:16 AM EDT
Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 29, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen during a press conference ahead of the Hungarian Grand Prix Pool via REUTERS/Florion Goga


The story between Kimi Raikkonen and his drinks system continues at the Turkish Grand Prix. On previous occasions, the Iceman didn’t have his system connected which in turn made him complain about it on the team radio.

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However, this time it was a different story. As the Alfa Romeo driver was zipping around the Istanbul Park, the drinks system had leaked in the car, which caused problems for the Finn, and made him rage on the team radio.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 27, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen during practice REUTERS/Johanna Geron

Kimi Raikkonen faces another drinks problem in F1

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While zipping around the track at break-neck speeds for hours, drivers need to hydrate themselves. However, for Kimi, one of the major obstacles during a Grand Prix weekend is not having his drinks system connected. But this time as he zipped around the Turkish track, his drinks system had a massive leakage which infuriated the Finnish driver.

Kimi said on the team radio, “How’s it so f***ing difficult to do simple things correctly?! Yeah because I disconnected it came leaking in my f***king helmet, so I disconnected. The most simple part in the whole car and we can’t f***ing fix it.”

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A difficult weekend for the Finn?

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In what would be his last season on the grid, Raikkonen opens to bag stellar for his team. However, that could be more challenging this weekend, as he found himself in sixteenth place in the first practice session.

Formula One F1 – Belgian Grand Prix – Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium – August 27, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen during practice REUTERS/Johanna Geron

While in FP2, he had a major problem surrounding his drinks system. However, instead of giving up, the Finn would hope to redeem himself in the final practice session on Saturday, before getting ready for the intense qualifying session.

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With a weekend full of obstacles, what are your predictions for the Finn as he prepares to battle it out at the Turkish Grand Prix this weekend in Istanbul? Let us know 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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