May 28, 2022

Nothing Scary About It

Kimi Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo was consumed by flames during FP2 in Abu Dhabi. But the Iceman kept cool throughout the incident.

“You have a big fire – get the hell out of there quick,” was the call from Raikkonen’s engineer as the Finn parked up. Raikkonen followed the instructions before taking a keen interest in putting out the fire, instructing marshals where to spray before taking hold of an extinguisher himself.

Asked if the experience had been scary, given it initially looked like he’d been incumbered climbing out by his radio wire, Raikkonen nonchalantly replied: “No, there was nothing scary about it. It was just a shame it catches on fire and then obviously it gets all messy afterwards with trying to put the fire out. It’s one of those things.”


Excerpt of article from Formula1.com


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