Write & Earn
Notifications

Top 5 funniest moment in Formula One - Slide 1 of 5

Although the drivers and mechanics work around the clock to make sure that the car is in tip-top condition and to unleash the true potential for those V6 turbo beasts, Formula One is not just about all work and no play.

Although the drivers and mechanics work around the clock to make sure that the car is in tip-top condition and to unleash the true potential for those V6 turbo beasts, Formula One is not just about all work and no play. They are human after all and still find time to horse around and play the fool. The 2015 rain soaked US GP in Austin was living proof of that, when the hurricane struck the East Coast it was impossible to conduct qualifying so to kill time and make sure that the fans got their money’s worth the teams came up with innovative ways to lighten the gloomy mood. From break dancing Force India mechanics to the Force India Indo-Mexican wave, from a game of skittles with a ball and a few empty cans of Red Bull to an impromptu waltz in the rain between Daniel Ricciardo and Daniil Kvyat, from the Williams teams practising for the Oxford vs Cambridge boat race showdown to the Williams and Force India teams having their own version of the affore mentioned race. 

#1 Kimi Raikkonen was 'having a sh*t'

Previous Slide 1 / 5
kimi pedro de la rosa 2006 brazil mclaren
Kimi Raikkonen (R) with his teammate Pedro de la Rosa has always believed in total honesty

The 2006 Brazilian GP was Michael Schumacher’s final race in Formula One (until he decided to return, but he would go on to rejoin Mercedes).

Brazilian football legend Pele presented a trophy to the veteran German for his outstanding achievements in motorsports. The entire grid was in attendance to witness this momentous event, but there was one face missing from the attendees. McLaren-Mercedes’ Kimi Raikkonen was nowhere to be found at the ceremony.

Afterwards, when journalists finally caught up with the Finn and inquired about his absence, he responded in his usual blunt ‘Kimi’  fashion: “I was taking a sh*t”

The statement immediately prompted guffaws from interviewers, crew and likely every single person watching.

Previous Slide 1 / 5
Heavyweights Austria warn of escalating tensions
Heavyweights Austria warn of escalating tensions
Motor racing - F1 working on exhaust microphone to pump up TV volume
Motor racing - F1 working on exhaust microphone to pump up TV volume
Motor racing - F1 working on exhaust microphone to pump up TV volume
3
Mexican F1 track undamaged by quake, race to go ahead
Mexican F1 track undamaged by quake, race to go ahead
China, Bahrain may swap places on 2018 F1 calendar
China, Bahrain may swap places on 2018 F1 calendar
F1: 5 talking points from dramatic 2017 Singapore Grand Prix
F1: 5 talking points from dramatic 2017 Singapore Grand Prix
A lot of action and controversy at the Singapore GP. What were the biggest takeaways? We break it down.
678
Hamilton wins Singapore GP, extends championship lead
Hamilton wins Singapore GP, extends championship lead
'Mallya can't travel to F1 but remains as involved as ever'
'Mallya can't travel to F1 but remains as involved as ever'
Perez stays at Force India for fifth season
Perez stays at Force India for fifth season
F1 Analysis: Why McLaren's partnership with Renault is a win-win situation for nearly every party involved in F1
F1 Analysis: Why McLaren's partnership with Renault is a win-win situation for nearly every party involved in F1
A detailed, team-by-team analysis of the consequences of the McLaren-Renault deal.
1K
Vettel vrooms to fourth pole in Singapore
Vettel vrooms to fourth pole in Singapore
Amid array of F1 announcements, McLaren-Honda confirm split
Amid array of F1 announcements, McLaren-Honda confirm split
New F1 boss Chase Carey talks about possible return to India
New F1 boss Chase Carey talks about possible return to India
He referred to India as a market with great potential.
951
Alonso gives McLaren chance to make him a winner
Alonso gives McLaren chance to make him a winner
Perez close to securing future, has two options
Perez close to securing future, has two options
Formula 1
Formula One Preview: Singapore Grand Prix 2017 (15th September - 17th September)
Formula One Preview: Singapore Grand Prix 2017 (15th September - 17th September)
As many as six drivers start as favourites for the top-place finish.
Hamilton has his task cut out on streets of Singapore
Hamilton has his task cut out on streets of Singapore
Motor racing: French GP aiming for reduced crowd and congestion
Motor racing: French GP aiming for reduced crowd and congestion
The McLaren Conondrum
The McLaren Conondrum
With 3 dismal years at the back of the grid, the next few weeks are crucial for McLaren.
Motor racing: Red Bull boss wants F1 engine allocation increased
Motor racing: Red Bull boss wants F1 engine allocation increased
Motor racing: Hamilton has a 'forest fire' raging inside
Motor racing: Hamilton has a 'forest fire' raging inside
Fetching more content...