Kimi Raikkonen’s ‘Iceman’ nature took a back seat yesterday when Ferrari miscalculated the time left during FP3, making Kimi and Vettel miss the practice start.
Raikkonen was visibly frustrated with what had transpired, letting his team know about his grievances.
Back in the paddock, Ferrari tried to get Kimi out so as to get that practice start in place, but Kimi all the while was telling his team that there wasn’t enough time.
The still asked Kimi to move, but just as we was coming into the pitlane, Kimi was asked by his engineer to stop the car, as Ferrari and Kimi had run out of time.
The miscalculation on part of Ferrari could hurt today, as the start is going to be of utmost importance, especially keeping in mind what transpired at the start last year, wherein Bottas used the slipstream to get past Kimi and Vettel(both of whom had qualified in the front row).
This year, with the Mercedes getting a front row lockout and the two Ferrari’s qualifying behind them, Kimi, Vettel and Ferrari would be hopeful of using the slipstream to their advantage this time round.
Ferrari sending Kimi out but time was up Kimi: we’re gonna miss the…
Ferrari: stop the car Kimi
Kimi: The fuck?
Kimi in finnish: What a fucking mess
Ferrari sending Kimi out but time was up
— Kimi Räikkönen Fans (@iceman7news) September 29, 2018
Do you think Vettel can win the race and bring down the gap at the top of the driver’s standings, or will Hamilton stretch the lead even further?
Also, Mercedes have a massive decision to make about team orders.