Brit GP: Kimi shoves off

There probably isn’t an F1 photographer in the world to touch the quality of Paul-Henri Cahier, but touch him Kimi Raikkonen did pre-race at Silverstone on Sunday.

You can watch the naughty Raikkonen here:

Kimi alledges that Cahier was standing on his stuff on the grid, so Kimi got annoyed and shoved him out the way. Cahier landed on the ground, dusted himself off, got back up and continued snapping.

Ferrari have understandably played down the situation, and Cahier has said that he’s not going to pursue it any further as he wasn’t injured.

But looking at the awesome photo he got of Kimi as he was being pushed to the ground, I’d say it was worth it!

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kimi is the best driver on the grid maybe he doesnt have the good manners thing but he is the best at f1 u shouldnt even judge him on that the man stepped on his helmet and stuff so kimi was annoyed and it was a tense moment before the start of the race so id say to kimi good job for getting the photographer to know that ur just as serious as everyone else !

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Look at the first few frames of that video… Both Kimi and his Assistent are pointing down, because that obvious is place his big feet right on the stuff on the ground. So even if this photo-guy says he didnt touch anything..He just a friggin liar…like his friend Max M is.

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Clearly, the “completely standard” distance a photographer stands next to his subject is ridiculously close (as evidenced by the crappy photo PHC produced …please don’t give it the air time). Still, Kimi is far too classy a man to have to guide the photographer to a more suitable location, I say provide the drivers with henchmen to do the work for them.

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Deserved it, don’t mess with Kimi, he doesn’t bother you, so don’t bother him!!! Plus, I’m sure Ferrari had given EXPLICIT instructions, as they always do, to not mess with their drivers pre-race.

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One more thing, I love all these comments from people calling Kimi some “rich, spoiled, etc.” driver who should understand and deal with people all up in his face, just because he’s a driver in the spotlight. Driver or not, he gets that money from DOING HIS JOB AND PRE-RACE he’s concentrating on THAT JOB which grants him this money. Ridiculous salary or not, he’s a human being and a competitor at the highest level, he doesn’t need people IN HIS FACE before a race. As many have said, I’m sure they had plenty of “Kimi pics” by then, where Cahier didn’t need to step on his stuff or get in his face to obtain another one. Simple as that!!!

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Paul-Henri Cahier? Sounds like a Frenchman. Of course he’s gonna run off and cry!

Very quick witted of Kimi to notice that he could use his bag to recreate the trip trick that I’m sure we were all caught out by in the school playground.

By the way, I’m a photographer, and I can see the funny side.

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Firsly, I’m no big fan of Kimi. However it looks very much like the photographer did stand on his stuff (whether or not there was any permanent damage is neither here nor there), and he was rather close to him. I think people in the public eye should still be allowed a little bit of personal space.
If it had been my stuff that he’d stood on he would have got a kick while he was down there.

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Even if the photographer stood on his stuff Kimi is still way out of line reacting like this. Imagine this happening somewhere else in a different setting: would you still agree with this sort of reaction?

For F430MC: perhaps we should start banning everyone except for the drivers, team members and officials from attending so that mister Raikkonen and Co can be assured to have their private space. And let’s also for good measure ban photography as well because all the pictures needed have already been shot in the past so there is no need for new ones.

Kimi quick witted? Dumb witted would be a more accurate description I would think.

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What a bunch of poofters

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Kimi show a unprofessional attitud, if he can´t handle the pressure, he must retired from F1. F1 drivers earn a lot of money with their own images, doing advertising and so on, but they have to know theres a price to pay….and the photografer is only doing his job, no excuse for Mister “iceman”, wich by the way is starting to melt…

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wooooo gooooooo kimi lol

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He deserved it, in my opinion he was far too close to Kimi and I would have done more than just push him

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should av stayed away from kimi’s gear lol!

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What a coincidence that Cahier would be involved in an incident such as this and then pass away a few days later.

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And who could blame him? I predict a Hello Magazine-type outrage…………..

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say agree if u hate kimi raikonen

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That damn photographer is just angry because he fell down when someone bearly touched him and got embarrased. you can see kimi pointing to the bag and probably just tried to get the idiot off his bag and not push him over or brake his ribs on that “very HARD” grass.

what would all you raikkonen-haters do if someone stuck their meter long camera lenses in your face?
I’d probably punch them in their face, because it would be damn irratating. Why do expect f1 drivers to behave like robots to stuff like this. They are normal people who have a talent for driving, not some a-list celebrities, who in any case spit on papparazi and brake their cameras with someone even batting an eye.

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Kimi Raikonnen? Showing some emotion? Something wrong there, surely. An imposter! I want that driver DNA tested!!!!

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post number 66’s writer is an idiot.
Kimi is a gun.

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Kimi for president.
End of story.

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Can’t blame Kimi! The right thing he did. Those papparazis are getting too cocky, it’s obviously time to someone put them to place. Those who are whining about Kimi, how do you like it yourself if some papparazi would be just an inches from your face with their cameras and don’t let you do what you need to do? Like getting ready to race…
Go Kimi!

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Kimi, What a LEGEND :P

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