Following the season ending Brazilian grand prix, Kimi Raikkonen has returned to the headlines for the wrong reasons.
The Finn, bidding to finish his McLaren career on a high with a front row start, was interviewed on the Interlagos grid by British broadcaster ITV’s Martin Brundle.
Brundle observed that Raikkonen, 27, was the only driver to miss Pele’s presentation of a gold trophy to Michael Schumacher, whom he replaces at Ferrari in 2007 and beyond.
“Yeah,” Kimi answered.
“You’ll get over it, then?” Brundle asked sarcastically.
Raikkonen answered: “Hey, I was having a sh*t.”
“Thanks for that,” Brundle recoiled. “At least you’ll have a nice light car on the grid …”
Tabloid newspapers in England reported that ITV were ‘inundated’ with complaints from viewers of the live feed.