Ex-McLaren employee reveals hilarious story involving Kimi Raikkonen and a pair of hair clippers

Kimi Raikkonen retired from Formula 1 at the end of the 2021 season.

Kimi Raikkonen at the 2021 US Grand Prix.v1 (1)

Kimi Raikkonen is a man who appeared to prefer action over words whilst in Formula 1, with the ‘Iceman’ having been a driver at the centre of some of the funniest moments in the sport’s recent history.

From shouting for his steering wheel at the 2017 Azerbaijan Grand Prix, to revealing that he missed legendary footballer Pele’s 2006 Brazilian Grand Prix presentation as he was “taking a s**t”, the Finn never failed to disappoint the fans.

The 2007 World Champion was always a fan favourite, with it being easy to see why.

Raikkonen solely did his talking on the track, seemingly so he could enjoy his life off it!

Kimi Raikkonen in his final F1 race before retirement.v1

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The 42-year-old, who retired at the end of last season following a three-year stint with Alfa Romeo, has been revealed by former McLaren employee Marc Priestley, for being a joker away from the Formula 1 circus.

Whilst appearing on the Pitstop podcast, Priestley told the hosts a brilliant story about the time he once stayed at the Finnish driver’s house, where he was woken in extraordinary circumstances.

“And I thought, I’ll put a chair under the door handle just to be, just in case,” Priestley said on the Pitstop podcast before being interrupted.

“I love the way you’re doing this in Kimi Raikkonen’s house,” laughed the host.

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“Just in case right,” Priestley continued.

“So anyway, I fell asleep and 20 minutes later the door comes off its hinges, literally, burst the door, the door got smashed to pieces.

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“It’s Kimi and his mate, he gets a set of clippers and buzzes like a reverse mohawken down the middle of my long shoulder length hair,” Priestley hilariously revealed.

The Finn’s most recent motorsport appearance came in the NASCAR Cup Series at Watkins Glen; however, the 21-time F1 race winner saw his debut end in unfortunate circumstances, following a crash which saw him retire from the race.

Raikkonen drove for the No. 91 Trackhouse Racing Team, with the Finn supposedly interested in further future appearances after what had been a successful debut until his retirement.