Kimi Raikkonen, Farewell event, Alfa Romeo, Hinwil, 2021

Caption Competition 174: Raikkonen on the mic

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Kimi Raikkonen was notorious for being a man of few words during a Formula 1 career that spanned 349 races.

But what was the 2007 world champion’s final message during his farewell send off at the Alfa Romeo factory at Hinwil?

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60 comments on “Caption Competition 174: Raikkonen on the mic”

  1. And now, on hardcore mime-time…The Iceman!

  2. “Did I miss Pele again?”

  3. “Leave me alone, I know what I won’t be doing..”

  4. Presenter: “Shall I announce you?”
    Kimi: “Leave me alone, I know what I’m doing …”

  5. “I was looking forward to sharing a glass of champagne with you all, but then my race engineer told me that I would not have the drink…”

    1. With apologies to Cris Brown:

      There’s never a right time to say goodbye
      But I gotta make the first move
      ‘Cause if I don’t, you gonna start hating me
      ‘Cause I really don’t feel the way I once felt about you
      F1, it’s not you, it’s me
      I kinda gotta figure out what I need, woah-uh

  6. I did it myyyyy wayyyyyy!

    1. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
      15th January 2022, 10:57


    2. Jack (@jackisthestig)
      16th January 2022, 17:08

      That’s brilliant!

  7. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
    15th January 2022, 10:56

    Lawrence: Mike who?
    Kimi: Mike Krack

  8. I’m Kimi in da house,
    I’m as quiet as a mouse.
    Unless you try to steal,
    my steering wheel.

    1. This!

  9. Karun: “Kimi, you missed the presentation.”
    Kimi : “Yeah.”
    Karun: “Will you get over it?”
    Kimi: “Yeah. I was having a **.”

    1. @gardenfella72 Um…I might be wrong but I don’t think that’s Karun. Looks like Lawrence Baretto to me.

  10. Kimi: “Bye…”

  11. Kimi: “Will I miss F1? Have you seen my wife?!”

  12. Kimi:. …………

  13. Kimi, say something.


  14. 🎵I never want to hear you say,
    Kimi try it this way🎵

  15. Wait a minute… where is my drink and my cigar?

  16. I said “Let me retire, not re-tyre.”

  17. “The truth is I had no clue what I was doing.”

  18. – Don’t come closer, or I’ll kick you.

  19. Despite not having drunk any alcohol, Kimi was still not sure who was that young bloke that was wearing the Alfa Romeo cap, in the presentantion to his right…

  20. It’s like that!
    And that’s the way it is.
    Check this out!

  21. Lawrence: So, Kimi, can we expect to see you at any races in 2022?
    Kimi: No

  22. (my entry is in the line above this)

    1. Damn, you beat me to it! :)

      This has to be the winner though.

  23. … and he was like “you know”
    … and I was like “Woah”
    … and he was like “Oh man”
    You know?

  24. Hmmm… Bwoah!!!

  25. Let me just start by saying #%^* off all of you, especially if you think I’m going to wear blue butterflies in my hair.

  26. MC: Kimi, is it true you’re a man of few words?
    Kimi: Yes.

  27. “So Kimi, are you sureyou want to give up motor racing for rap battling?”

  28. “Thanks!”

  29. presenter: Kimi, now that you’ve retired are you happy you won’t have to do these press conferences anymore?
    Kimi: wait, that’s right?
    Kimi holds out his arm…..drops the mic…..leaves the building

  30. “…and that was what I was doing on the yacht. Why are you so disgusted? You wanted me to be more vocal.”

    1. Kimi just found out that this is not Nicki Minaj.

  31. “I said that’s enough questions. It’s always ‘questions, questions, Kimi answer the questions’ with you.”

  32. “Now, that was after about my fifth drink, but it it what it is.”

  33. I did it myyyyyyyy waaaayyyyyyyyy!!

  34. Kim just found out that this is not Nicki Minaj.

  35. Kimi: Is it on?
    Karun: I’m sorry, Kimi. No.
    Kimi: No, I mean is the switch on or not?
    Karun: No, Kimi. You will not have the sound.

  36. “Now they’ll have to charge me extra if they want to put me in the next F1 game as Legends DLC.”

  37. Boah well yeah, Thank you for these years, but I look forward to have reliable drinks and magnum ice cream at home.

  38. Kimi’s cunning plan to dodge the ceremony was rumbled when the free bar opened and the waxwork remained on the stage.

  39. Please don’t interrupt. For my whole career you never let me get a word in edgewise.

  40. “can’t wait to get out of here!”

  41. Just one drink

  42. “Yeah …. it looks more like Ricciardo than me dude. Just turn it off OK!”

  43. “and I shall now demonstrate the open palm death strike”

  44. ” look, that I take a mic in my hand — when offered, explicitely — does not mean that I will speak into it “

  45. I want to rock right now
    My name’s Kimi and I came to get down
    I’ve been internationally known
    But I came to get an ice cream cone

  46. I don’t care. No one cares what I think so….!
    I have nothing to say about that…!
    Any more questions?

  47. Hold on, I said that I will hold the mike, AS LONG AS I don’t have to give a speech!

  48. Bwoah!

    I’m not hugging you. You are not an inflatable dolphin.

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