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Kimi Raikkonen's wife suggests Lewis Hamilton takes up ballet

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Kimi Raikkonen's wife Minttu suggested that reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton should take up ballet, following some comments the Brit made following the British Grand Prix.

Hamilton and Raikkonen made contact at the start of the race which spun Hamilton round to the back of the field, and he had to fight his way up the order and, with a bit of safety car luck, managed to finish second.

Raikkonen meanwhile served a 10-second time penalty before finishing just behind Hamilton in third.

Hamilton made some comments after the race, saying it was "interesting tactics"  by Ferrari that saw him drop to the rear of the field, whilst Mercedes boss Toto Wolff said it was "either incompetence or deliberate".

It was the second time in three races a Mercedes driver had been hit by a Ferrari, following Sebastian Vettel's collision with Valtteri Bottas at the French Grand Prix.

Whilst this theory was rubbished by fans and the Ferrari drivers, Raikkonen's wife left a message on her Instagram story that appeared to be directed towards Hamilton, suggesting that, in plainer terms, he needed to shut up and accept what happened happened.

Raikkonen himself had assumed full responsibility for the incident after the race, and said he had "deserved the penalty" and kept his head down to fight his way back up into third place.

The contact was a cause of Hamilton messing up his race start, which saw Vettel take the lead, Raikkonen try to pass him, but then get blocked by Bottas, who passed his teammate.

Raikkonen then had another go at Hamilton into turn three where the contact was made.

Hamilton recovered to second, with a helping hand by two safety cars which saw some of the leaders stop for fresh tyres whilst he didn't.

Had that not happened, he would have been set for a solid top five finish.

Vettel now has an eight-point cushion over his rival in the championship and Ferrari lead the constructors table by 20 points.

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Topics:
Valterri Bottas
Sebastian Vettel
Kimi Raikkonen
Lewis Hamilton
Ferrari
Mercedes
Formula 1

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