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Kimi Raikkonen responds to videos of him from F1 awards ceremony going viral

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Kimi Raikkonen has been up to his old tricks once more.

Whether it's claiming he missed a special presentation before Michael Schumacher's final race for a 'lavatory break' (said rather differently at the time), or responding to media questions with short, blunt answers, Raikkonen never fails to inject a laugh or two into what has become a rather dull sport.

Having the delights of travelling to Russia to receive his FIA award for finishing third in the Drivers' Championship, the Finn travelled to the ceremony on the back of a season where the 39-year-old enjoyed his first race win since the opening race of 2013, and claimed his highest finish in the championship since 2012.

And Kimi decided if he was going to a party, he might as well do just that... party.

Stumbling onto the stage smirking as he barges past a rather forgiving member of the presentation party on the stage, Raikkonen embraces teammate Sebastian Vettel before going back to greet the man he just ignored.

As the crowd whip out their phones to film the drama, Raikkonen accepts his award and steadily lifts the trophy with his left hand whilst his right is wrapped around the back of Vettel.

Reddit went a step further and put together an 86-second video of Raikkonen's antics throughout the night, sat next to the 'lucky' Vettel.

A payback for finishing in front of him week-in, week-out, one must assume.

And then, some still pictures emerged from the evening, as a drunk Kimi is embraced and grabbed for selfies by a host of the party-goers.

And in typical Kimi style, this was his response.

Kimi will move back to where it all began at Sauber in 2019 after signing a two-year deal which will probably see the 2007 world champion bow out of the sport at the age of 41.

He has given us all a reminder of just why he will be so missed.

Topics:
Sebastian Vettel
Kimi Raikkonen
Sauber
Ferrari
Formula 1

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