You know that part in Star Wars where they go speed a narrow channel to blow up the Death Star? That’s what the Monaco Grand Prix circuit feels like at speed, except with Formula One cars. It’s absurdly tight and narrow, and you should enjoy its ridiculousness in this onboard of Kimi Räikkönen’s pole-winning lap.
For the first time since the Great Recession, Ferrari driver and everyone’s favorite mumbler, Kimi Raikkonen, will be on pole position for a Formula One race. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton will start 14th after a disastrous—well, by his standards—qualifying session in which he didn’t make it to the final round.
When everybody’s favorite mumbler, Kimi Raikkonen, wrecked out on the first lap of the Spanish Grand Prix Sunday, a young Ferrari fan in the crowd showed more emotion than Raikkonen probably has, total, in his lifetime. The kid looked like someone stole his new puppy. But Raikkonen turned that all around.
Team orders weren’t a factor among the Mercedes camp at the end of Sunday’s Formula One Russian Grand Prix, with teammate Lewis Hamilton nearly half a minute back from leader Valtteri Bottas in fourth. But Bottas had a closing Sebastian Vettel to worry about, squeezing through to an intense first victory.
The lovely Bahrain Grand Prix is this weekend and it looks like Kimi is having some sort of existential moment out there.
Drunken awkwardness is why we love karaoke bars and why we love Finnish Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen. Bless us each and every one, Autoweek reports that we’ll get to experience the two together. Kimi is opening a karaoke bar in Helsinki.
Where most people would “um” or “uh,” Formula One driver and nemesis to boats everywhere Kimi Räikkönen has his own verbal tic: “bwoah.” Because F1 fans have been chuckling about this all year long, we here at Jalopnik have declared it the Word of the Year. Bwoah away, 2016.
Today’s Formula One Brazilian Grand Prix is a very wet race. No one can see. Perfect time to spin out as traffic comes at you, then. Feel the pain of these wet-weather spins and smashes.
Hey, did you think [talented upcoming Formula One driver] was going to take Kimi Räikkönen’s spot at Scuderia Ferrari next year? Ha! Jokes on you all. Kimi is sticking around in Ferrari’s rosso corsa for at least one more year.
Yesterday, we published a deep look into the plethora Kimi Räikkönen facial expressions. New evidence has arisen that indicates that he does have another expression, however. One that we all are familiar with, actually: the “Oh, shit” face.
Ferrari Formula One driver, and person who people call “Ice Man” for some very strange reason, Kimi Räikkönen is one of the most animated and articulate drivers. Ever.
A silver Mercedes may win the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, and it’s not the car of Nico Rosberg or Lewis Hamilton. Go, Safety Car, go! The race was so wet, it took seven laps before Race Control went to green, and shortly afterwards, Jolyon Palmer’s Renault slid right into a barrier.
There is absolutely nothing that can kill Kimi Räikkönen’s chill. I’ve never seen a man deal with a car fire so calmly. Räikkönen’s Formula One car is literally on fire and he just steps out of it like he’s going to go take a nap.
Between safety and style, it’s pretty obvious which takes a higher slot on the importance list—unless, of course, you’re three-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton. In that case, forget the safety aspect of it all. It’s better that your 200-plus mph racing vehicle looks good, while going 200-plus mph.
Kimi Raikkonen is one of the most innately talented drivers in racing history. He is also a mumbling rich boy weirdo. A new holiday video including him captures both of these qualities, and demands a techno remix.
Williams Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas cut across into a turn in Russia and was knocked out of position by Ferrari’s Kimi Räikkönen. While Kimi received a 30 second penalty for that, the incident cost Bottas a solid top ten finish in Russia. Now it’s Bottas’ turn to take the inside line and knock Räikkönen out of…
I’m talking, of course, about the humble taco. Putting delicious edibles in an easy to hold tortilla is clearly the pinnacle of human invention. Mexican Ferrari test driver Esteban Gutiérrez sat down to teach his teammates key facts about his country (such as “tacos rule”) ahead of the Mexican Grand Prix.
Thanks to a penalty issued to Kimi Raikkonen in the Russian Grand Prix, Mercedes doesn’t have to put off their celebration of the Formula One constructors’ title for another handful of weeks.
Why, Kimi, why? You started in second! Second! Place! The hopes and dreams of Tifosi everywhere for a win at their home Italian Grand Prix now rest solely with Sebastian Vettel and/or the potential for mechanical gremlins in Hamilton’s new power unit. Why did you stall? Why? Whyyyyy?!
What, you thought you had the whole Formula One grid figured out for 2016? Bottas to Ferrari, Räikkönen to artisanal cheesemaking, Hülkenberg to Williams, Cow to Pasture, etc., etc.? Ha! Think again, mi amigo. No rumor is sacred now, as Scuderia Ferrari is keeping the Kimster.