Kimi "Mumbles" Raikkonen, a Formula One driver of few words, is known for being calm and collected on the track. So when his boss yells at him to "GET OUT OF THE FUCKING WAY," all you hear back is "don't shout," followed by a few more mumbles.

Most team radio conversations we get to hear are pretty boring. We hear things like "save your tires" or "you're doing great" or "box box box." Pretty boring, standard stuff. So when we get to hear the delightful goings-on of Mr. Raikkonen at the Indian Grand Prix this morning, we can't help but enjoy them.

It's not exactly clear what spurred this polite exchange between colleagues, but it looks like Kimi was trying to race against teammate Romain Grosjean despite being on bad tires and the fact that FatJohn was two seconds a lap quicker.


I've listened to the recording at least three times, maybe over a hundred (thousand?) times, and I'm still not exactly sure what Kimi is saying. I've done my best to transcribe all of it:



Don't shout. At fucking mumblesmumbles whenIwentouthaveachancemumblesmumbles passport.

At least he didn't tell them to leavehimaloneheknowswhathe'sdoing. Kimi Raikkonen, you are the best.

H/t to Menebrio!