Kimi Räikkönen says he knew where he was going when he tried to drive through a escape road after going off during the 2012 Brazilian Grand Prix. The Finn went off-track on lap 52 and tried to rejoin by using an access road. A gate in front of him was closed, however, and the Lotus driver had to turn around and drive through the grass in order to find the circuit again. “I went off at the last corner on lap 52 as I couldn’t see well with my visor being dirty and fogged up,” said Räikkönen, who finished in 10th position to become the only driver to have finished all races in 2012. Where I went off you can get back on the track by going through the support race pitlane, but you have to go through a gate.”
“I know this as I did the same thing in 2001 and the gate was open that year,” said Räikkönen. Somebody closed it this time.”
The hilarious spoof video above, courtesy of UK’s The Sun, combines the now-infamous Apple iPhone 5 maps app debacle with Kimi’s equally noteworthy “leave me alone” radio comment earlier in the season the Abu Dhabi GP.