WATCH: Kimi Raikkonen Jokes Around With F1 Fan’s Life He Saved

Published 04/21/2021, 4:30 AM EDT
SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE – Kimi Raikkonen speaks on stage at the Richard Mille – RM 50-04 Kimi Raikkonen in Singapore. (Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images for Richard Mille)


Kimi Raikkonen is considered to be one of the sassiest, coldest drivers in F1. So, when Kimi smiles, the most likely reason is that he just roasted someone. However, that wasn’t the case during an interaction the Finn had with a fan recently.

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The race in question was the Brazilian GP back in 2007. Raikkonen came third in the race, but that was enough to make him champion beating a rookie Lewis Hamilton by a single point.

Kimi Raikkonen saved his fan’s life back in 2007  due to his amazing driving skills

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Raikkonen responded, “No no thanks I hope I could take all the credit from the doctors that did the job but, if the racing helps that’s a great thing.”

The fan also mentioned that he was having a heart attack when they were racing in Brazil, to which Kimi replied, “Ah so maybe I wasn’t that good.”

The Iceman loses on points at Imola due to a time penalty

At the recently concluded Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Kimi failed to follow the regulations after the red flag caused by the Russell-Bottas crash. He didn’t enter the pitlane for the restart and thus got a 10-second time penalty.

Formula One F1 – Pre-Season Testing – Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir, Bahrain – March 14, 2021 Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen in action during testing REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

He finished the race in 13th place after receiving the penalty, which meant that he failed to secure any points. His teammate, Giovinazzi came home in 14th place, so Alfa Romeo couldn’t score any points in Imola.

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The team now look forward to the Portuguese Grand Prix, which is scheduled at the end of this month. Kimi hopes to learn from his mistakes and redeem himself in the third race of the Formula One season.

Do you think the time penalty on the Iceman was too harsh? Lets 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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