As Kimi Raikkonen crashed on Turn 1 of the opening lap at the Circuit de Catalunya back in 2017, TV cameras picked up a sobbing Thomas in the stands at the sight of his idol’s race ending earlier than expected. The little fan’s tears caught the world’s attention and Ferrari too was intimated about the reaction. The team then tracked down Thomas and his family in the stands and brought them to the Ferrari lounge in the paddock to meet Kimi Raikkonen.
Dressed in a Ferrari cap, T-shirt and matching red shorts, the junior fan managed to get pictures clicked with Kimi himself and the ice man also gave him, his personal team cap. Thomas later celebrated Sebastian Vettel’s podium finish with the Ferrari mechanics and also made a couple of media appearances before the day came to an end.
Watch: 7-year-old Thomas’ reaction to Kimi’s win at Austin
La reazione di Thomas (il bimbo di Barcellona 2017) alla vittoria di Kimi
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