Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen has had consistent speeds and mostly consistent finishes, but that isn’t all he delivers on a regular basis. The Iceman is known for his deadpan interviews, frank replies and dry humour. He may not be a man of many words, but those words are almost always certainly bone-crushingly hilarious.
Kimi has been a source of constant amusement to the Formula One community since his debut, and now one of the oldest on the grid, he continues to enthrall, whether on team radio or in interviews.
We’d usually, er, leave him alone, but Kimi Raikkonen says some hilarious things off-track, too.
Here are 5 of the most hilarious things Kimi Raikkonen has said after a race:
On pre-race rituals
Several Formula One drivers, past and present, have had superstitions – lucky socks, underwear (David Coulthard, who famously spoke of wearing race-winning pairs until they were worn-out), and many drivers favour car numbers because they believe they are lucky for them.
Raikkonen was asked what his special superstition or belief was.
His answer? I clean my visor so I can see well.
Solid advice. 10/10.