WATCH: Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi Taunt F1 Fans Ahead of US GP

Published 10/23/2021, 4:47 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


After a year’s hiatus, the United States Grand Prix is back this weekend, and it is understandable that fans are excited. So much so that they even blocked the way for Alfa Romeo drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi.

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However, instead of getting upset with the excited fans, Raikkonen and Giovinazzi happily took photos with them. Additionally, the banter between the two drivers was adored by the F1 community.

Kimi Raikkonen and Giovinazzi makes a fan’s day at the US Grand Prix

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As Kimi and Antonio were heading to the Circuit of the Americas, they had to wait behind fans who were mesmerized by the venue set for the race. While Kimi was behind the wheel, it was Giovinazzi who had to honk to get the fans to make way. It was then the fans realized that they were the Alfa Romeo drivers.

The excited fans hurried to their car, where Kimi said, “This Italian bloke here is pushing the horn. He is in such a hurry.”  The spectators, Raikkonen and Giovinazzi all shared a laugh before they went their separate ways.

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The Duo hopes to secure some points at the US Grand Prix

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Last race weekend in Istanbul, Antonio and Kimi missed out on points finish as they finished 11th and 12th respectively. As it stands, the Swiss-based team have just seven points under their belt so far this season, and aim to seize the most from the upcoming races.

Now with the upcoming race in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas, both Kimi and Giovinazzi hope that they can secure a better finish than they had at the Turkish Grand Prix.

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

With a few hours to go for the lights to go out for the US Grand Prix this Sunday. what is your prediction for the Swiss-based team as they zip around the American track? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Arpit Gomes

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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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