Double World Champion Mika Häkkinen has spoken out about the name calling over the radio at the Indian Grand Prix. The Finn was less than impressed with the behaviour towards his compatriot.
Towards the end of the Indian Grand Prix, Alan Permane famously yelled to Raikkonen over the radio, saying "Kimi, get out of the f*cking way".
The Finn at the time was struggling with old tyres with his much faster teammate behind him replied he was looking for the right moment, trying to keep Massa behind, who was closely following Grosjean.
The team apologised on Monday after some members received threats from Raikkonen fans.
Now, Raikkonen's compatriot Mika Hakkinen has jumped into defence of the Finn as well while talking with Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat.
"The behaviour of Alan Permane in India was not really smart or correct," said Häkkinen.
"I can understand that emotions can come to play a role when a long and tough race coming to an end, but name-calling and yelling on the radio ... it can only make things worse. In all teams for which I ran over my career, communications were never rude."
Häkkinen finalised by asking why Lotus were in fact so aggressive, while they could as well just have informed Raikkonen earlier.