Crying Hamilton should 'do ballet' - Raikkonen's wife steps into Silverstone row

Monday, 09 july 2018, 05:10 , by Matthew Scott

Kimi Raikkonen's wife appeared to wade into the row between Mercedes and Ferrari following the British Grand Prix, saying that poor losers should "do ballet" after Lewis Hamilton led insinuations from the Silver Arrows that Raikkonen had deliberately crashed into him at Silverstone.

Hamilton's bid for a fifth consecutive win on home soil, and record-breaking sixth overall, was dashed on the first lap when Raikkonen pitched him into a spin with contact at turn three.

The reigning champion had made a slow start from pole position, falling behind eventual race-winner Sebastian Vettel and team-mate Valtteri Bottas, but his immediate focus post-race after salvaging second place were "interesting tactics" from the red cars - with little doubt left as to his meaning.

Toto Wolff went one further, claiming that a question must be asked of Raikkonen was being "deliberate or incompetent", with Ferrari lashing out at the claims.

Raikkonen accepted fault for the collision, for which he received a 10-second penalty, but was unmoved on suggestions that he had caused it intentionally, and his wife Minttu had her say in thinly veiled fashion.

In an Instagram post which has since been deleted, she wrote: "If you cry like a girl when you lose, do ballet. #justsaying"

Although Hamilton said "I don't have any problems with Kimi" in the post-race press conference, the recriminations are sure to run and run before the German Grand Prix in two weeks' time.

Having fallen eight points behind Vettel in the drivers' championship, Hamilton was quick to point out that his thoughts were painted by a similar incident in France two races prior between Vettel and Bottas, for which Vettel received a five-second penalty.

He said: "All I'd say is that it's now two races that the Ferraris have taken out one of the Mercedes, and a five-second penalty and a ten-second penalty doesn't appear to feel… ultimately it spoils the race.

"It's a lot of points that ultimately Valtteri and I have lost in those two scenarios. And, of course, it is a race situation.

"I couldn't see behind me but we've just to work hard to try to position ourselves better so that we are not exposed to the red cars – because who knows when that's going to happen again.

"We've got to make sure that we work hard together as a team to try to lock-out the front row and make sure that we're fully ahead of these guys."

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Comments (62)

  • Shahrulilahi Erolf
    Kimi really spoil the race...if vettel win with a fair race then fan will accept it but this is because kimi make stupid mistake and we know it that someone will make lewis out of race but thats ok...i want to see kimi because slave of ferrari...he will never win any race only 2nd or 3rd place is his standard
  • Charles Bake
    Didn’t look deliberate. Of course, cheating and sport go hand in hand, so how can you tell that it wasn’t on purpose. It would have been better for LH to take it on the chin and keep his thoughts private. Ditto TW. Mercedes wins will put this spat to bed. Verbal handbags serve no purpose.
  • Michael Hogan
    Lewis is a sook spoiled rotten, doesn’t appreciate that he has a great car , people make mistakes WOW shock horror, even Alonso makes mistakes, then you have guys making mistakes every race eg Maxxi Crash , grojean
  • Jay Tank
    Hamiltons hopes was dashed on the first lap due to his shit start and Vettels better start. He would have still cried coz the Mercedes just cannot follow other cars in slip and no way in hell he would have taken Vettel.
  • Mario Abi Khalil
    Mercedes let bottas go to 4th place (just watch the replay and see how does vet ham and kimi pass him easely) so hamilton can be 2nd dont tell me bottas was slow mercedes took this pace so Mr Ham dont cry
  • Michael Masbate
    he remembered all the things ferrari did but does he remember what he did to kimi in 2008 at the pit lane exit?hahahaha..what a guy..
  • Joey Kavanagh
    All Kimi had to do was shake Lewis hand before the podium celebrants and say sorry, then the drama would of stopped. Maz Asrawe
  • Sanul Wedaratne
    I'd be more worried about kimi losing his seat to a rookie than trying to get into the spotlight
  • Henry Alugoro
    Garry Jarek read this article ..its too funny ...Kimi wife getting involved
  • Thel Ca
    B!tch stay in your lane with your angry tantrum throwing loser husband
  • John Mcintyre
    If you read the original message it was directed to the team,not Hamilton
  • Samantha Owen
    How long has Minttu Raikkonen (Kimi`s Wife) the underwear model been a Formula 1 Driver
  • Cindy Leija
    Minttu must of been drunk when she did this #notclassyatall
  • Laz Till
    Oi he knows the Pussy cat dolls hit leave him alone !!!
  • Dulcie Radford
    Kyla Dean Radford perhaps he could join one of your classes!!
  • Marjorie Brassart
  • Jeremy Long
    Just cos her husband is losing his job to a 20 year old kid
  • Federico Tombolini
    Minntu like her husband: few words but significant!
  • Mateo Sinani
    Sb to tell this bitch, the kitchen is in the opposite direction.
  • Sue Probert
    She needs to shut her big fat mouth up bloody foreigners

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