Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen would probably rather forget his performance in yesterday’s Spanish Grand Prix but for one young fan it was the race of a lifetime.
Raikkonen was forced to retire after a crash on the very first turn left his Ferrari’s steering column broken.
As the disappointed Finn climbed from his car, Formula One Management’s world feed, used by broadcasters around the world, showed a devastated young boy, decked out in Ferrari gear with his mother, in tears in the grandstand.
Quick-thinking Formula One officials were watching the television feed and contacted Ferrari before dispatching staff to the grandstand to invite the boy and his family down to the formula one paddock.
His tears soon turned to smiles when Thomas got to meet Raikkonen — nicknamed “The Ice Man’’ — who gave him another Ferrari cap.