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Kimi Raikkonen involved in funny radio message exchange during Russian Grand Prix

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If there's one thing that Kimi Raikkonen's famous for apart from his speed, it's his legendary radio messages to his teams during races.

Luckily for the fans, the Russian Grand Prix saw yet another for the Iceman, as he was clearly confused about his situation on the track.

Running behind Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel, Raikkonen sounded frustrated when questioning Bottas' position, assuming the Mercedes driver would be behind him.

This is the radio exchange between him and his race engineer, Dave Greenwood, on lap 33:

Greenwood: "We are 9.5 [seconds] behind Bottas and eight tenths a lap quicker."

Raikkonen: "What do you mean, we are behind Bottas?!"

Greenwood: "Confirm, we are behind Bottas."

Raikkonen: "How did we end up behind him? Why did we not stop earlier?"

Greenwood: "He was leading the race, Kimi."

Raikkonen: "Oh, okay. I thought it was the other way round."

It sounds even better when you listen to it. You can hear even the commentators giggling in the background.

Watch it here...

He's produced some zingers during his career

This is just one addition to the Iceman's best moments. He's known for not giving a monkey's about anything else except just driving, and it's led to some amazing moments in the past.

One that no one will forget is at the 2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, when he famously told his Lotus engineer: "Just leave me alone, I know what I'm doing!"

Another gem came when someone asked him whether his helmet meant anything to him, to which he replied: "It protects my head."

However, the best one came in 2006, when he was asked if he saw the ceremony in which Michael Schumacher was given a lifetime achievement award from Pele. He famously replied: "I was having a s**t."

You've gotta love the Iceman!

You can see a montage of his finest moments (so far) here...

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