F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen was annoyed with Alfa Romeo’s botched pit-stop at the Hungarian GP.
Räikkönen was having a decent race until he collided with Nikita Mazepin due to an unsafe release. The FIA spotted it, and gave Räikkönen a 10-second time penalty.
The Iceman was not happy about it, and was annoyed with his team. Later, the team called him for a pit-stop and informed him of the penalty. He voiced his frustrations on radio, and it was a short, no-holds-barred rant.
“So we are f**ked again. Every time we have a chance, something f**king happens,” Räikkönen exclaimed.
The Finnish legend started the race in P13. However, with what happened in Lap 1 of the race, it was a free-for-all after the red flag, and subsequently the restart. As a result, Räikkönen had the chance to do well and gain some points. However, the penalty was a hurdle he couldn’t have expected. It all came down to a mistake from his team.
Ultimately, he reaped the rewards for his work, as Räikkönen finished P10 thanks to a disqualification. Nevertheless, it is a wake-up call for Alfa Romeo. They should do better and not let silly mistakes undo all their hard work.
On to the next one
Up next is the Belgian GP at Spa. With the summer break on, Räikkönen and Alfa Romeo can work together to do better. They will be hoping to score some points and fend off the likes of Williams and Haas.
Räikkönen and his teammate Antonio Giovinazzi will be looking to spearhead that charge. With half the season left, there is still everything to win and lose. They will hope things turn out more like Hungary, minus the silly mistakes and blunders they committed there.