Despite his iceman image, Raikkonen lost his cool during Friday’s second practice session and his actions led to a FIA investigation.
On his way to lapping fastest during the session, the Finn had an altercation with Scott Speed. The American, driving for Toro Rosso, allegedly blocked Raikkonen leading to the 27 year old giving him the birdie in retaliation.
Speaking to reporters about the incident, Raikkonen said, “He just didn’t look in his mirrors and blocked me completely.”
Stewards examined onboard footage, but decided against punishing the Ferrari driver for showing his middle finger to the brash American. Although keen not to condone such track activity, a FIA official confirmed to German newspaper ‘Bild’ that ‘he will not be punished’.