The first session is underway at the Austrian Grand Prix, and things haven’t gone to a smooth start between Alfa Romeo’s Kimi Raikkonen and rookie Haas driver, Nikita Mazepin.
As the Finn was coming in to set his hot lap, Mazepin was coming into the pit lane. This maneuver made the “Iceman” lose his cool and flip out on the Russian driver.
Raikkonen has a narrow miss with Nikita Mazepin
As the Finnish driver was setting his time around the Red Bull Ring on Friday, Mazepin was coming back into the pits. This move by Nikita infuriated the Alfa Romeo driver which caused him to lash out at the rookie.
It made the Finn show, Mazepin the finger and called him, “f****** idiot”
Mazepin caused problems for Hamilton as well
The Russian driver caused problems for the Mercedes driver as well in turn 3 of the track. While Lewis was on a flying lap, Mazepin was on the racing line, so Hamilton had to let go off the gas and let him by, thereby running his lap.
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There is still time for Hamilton to improve his time, and redeem himself, but can he get a clean run and set the fastest lap?
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