Kimi Raikkonen's adorable son emulates dad on Formula One podium

Kimi Raikkonen’s son Robin has stolen the show at the Hungarian Grand Prix after watching his dad finish on the podium in Budapest for a ninth time.

The three-year-old was in attendance at the final race before Formula One’s summer break, viewing the proceedings from up close with his mother and Kimi’s wife Minttu.

But he didn’t just watch along – he also got involved.

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Robin caught up with his dad in the paddock, spraying water on the Ferrari driver, and even replicated it up on the podium on his own.

“He’s at an age that he will remember so it’s nice obviously for him,” Raikkonen told reporters.

The toddler will, however, have to wait some more time before he gets to celebrate his own success.

Robin Raikkonen stole the show, celebrating like dad Kimi on the podium. Pic: Sky Sports

“Let’s hope he doesn’t get too excited and wants to go go-karting. It’s not the best idea right now!” Raikkonen said.

The family will head home to Switzerland for a few weeks before the Belgian Grand Prix reboots the season in the last week of August.

The break comes after a positive run of form for Raikkonen, having finished on the podium in the last five races – though the 38-year-old remains hungry for more.

“It doesn’t really feel like a very good race here, being in third place,” he said.

“The end result doesn’t really feel like a happy finish but y’know, as a team we scored decent points.

“I think we have a few things to improve and I’m sure we have all the speed to be higher up – but we need to tidy up a few things.

“I think which way you look it depends if it’s good or bad. I don’t think it’s a disaster but it could be better, for sure.”

Raikkonen was overtaken by Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel early before a two-stop strategy paid off as he overtook the hobbled Mercedes of Valtteri Bottas for third place.

The Finn also completed the race without a single sip of water after the team failed to connect his bottle.

Air temperatures in Budapest reached the mid-30s on Sunday, with Raikkonen only describing the situation as “obviously not ideal but not so much of an issue”.