Tällaisia me suomalaiset olemme ! / This is how we finns are like !
Told over the radio Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso was five seconds behind and he would be kept informed of his pace, a clearly irked Raikkonen retorted: ’Just leave me alone, I know what I’m doing!’
Then with 14 laps remaining, and running behind the safety car for a second time in the race, Raikkonen was told to keep working all four tyres.
Again his response was classic Raikkonen as he said: ”Yes, yes, yes, I’m doing that all the time. You don’t have to remind me every 10 seconds!”
The Finn is one of F1’s characters, and although a man of few words at times – and when he does speak, sometimes barely audible – he is undoubtedly at home behind the wheel of a car.