Scuderia Ferrari had a very special guest with them for the Spanish Grand at the Barcelona Circuit Du Catalunya over the weekend.
Thomas Danel, the young Kimi Raikkonen fan who was so disappointed when Kimi Raikkonen retired from last year’s Spanish Grand Prix following contact with Valtteri Bottas that Ferrari arranged for him to meet his hero in the paddock was a guest of the team for the Spanish Grand Prix.
Sadly for Thomas, Raikkonen retired from the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday following a technical issue with his car.
Speaking following the race, Raikkonen said:
My race was going pretty ok today, I was in a decent position and the speed was good. I was running smoothly and saving the tires. Everything could have been alright, but unfortunately it did not happen. At one point I started losing power; I managed to drive around but obviously not at full speed anymore, so I drove back to the garage. We don’t know more than that about the issue we had, we need to take the car back to the factory and check what happened. Looking at the Championship, this result is far from ideal, and I’m pretty disappointed. There is nothing we could have done differently today, but we need to try and keep pushing.