Kimi Raikkonen Talks about his ‘Small’ Post US Grand Prix Celebrations

Published 10/25/2018, 2:12 PM EDT
Kimi Raikkonen


Whenever Kimi Raikkonen is brought into the press conference, everyone knows that there will be comedic gold. During the Mexican Grand Prix pre-race press conference, the taciturn Finn was at his humorous best once again.

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Raikkonen was appearing along with Max Verstappen and local man Sergio Perez. The general press conference was actually rather amusing with Verstappen getting in on the fun.

Aint no party like an Iceman party 🤘 But just a *small* one, right Kimi? 😉#MexicoGP 🇲🇽 #F1 pic.twitter.com/iAEZci2af0

— Formula 1 (@F1) October 25, 2018

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Kimi was asked how he and the Ferrari team celebrated his first win since 2013. In typical Kimi Raikkonen fashion he said, “We had a small party and you know it takes a long time to recover in this age so that part is definitely not the nice part but the first part is always fun”

In another segment of the press conference, Verstappen was asked about his approach to the Mexican GP weekend. The Dutchman could not resist trying to imitate Kimi’s monosyllabic responses.

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The question was, “You return here as the last winner, you were in this situation only once in Spain last year. Does it change your approach in your self-confidence and your love for the circuit or is it business as usual?”

Verstappen simply said, “It’s the same”, before following it up with an awkward silence before he grinned.

Long question, short answer… Kimi, that you? 😂#MexicoGP 🇲🇽 #F1 pic.twitter.com/EoWj86HyMZ

— Formula 1 (@F1) October 25, 2018

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