Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next season?

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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by luieluv » 08 Jul 2010, 16:09

Kubica could leave Renault at end of 2011 - report

Jul.8 (GMM) Robert Kubica may be contractually free to leave the Renault team at the end of next year.

The French team announced on Wednesday that the Pole has extended his current deal to include the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

But although boss Eric Boullier indicated that the "multi-year deal" will stop the "many rumours" surrounding the 25-year-old's future, speculation about Kubica's services looks set to continue.

When Renault announced Kubica's 2010 contract last October, the media statement said he will race for the Enstone based team "from the 2010 season onwards".

But we reported in May that the 2010 contract included an option that would allow Kubica to leave if the team is not fourth in the constructors' championship by July 15.

At the time of writing, Renault is currently fifth, 20 points behind Mercedes.

Finland's Turun Sanomat reports that Kubica will be similarly free to leave Renault at the end of next season if Renault does not meet more contractual performance targets.

The report also said Kubica's retainer will be higher in 2011, as will the jointly Genii Capital and Renault-owned team's overall budget.

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http://www.f1complete.com/2010-news/175 ... 011-report


Its getting chaotic now :p
So its gonna be a mix of Ravishing Black and White for Kimi Raikkonen this season

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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by realms » 08 Jul 2010, 16:10

he says " it'll be a very,very good driver line up" .... :)
but the last time he talked to Kimi is Abu Dhabi last year ... Kimi really dont keep in touch does he :)

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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by luieluv » 08 Jul 2010, 16:11

And the rumour mill goes even more chaotic :lol: :lol:
Sutil eyes 2011 Renault seat alongside Kubica

Jul.8 (GMM) Adrian Sutil has declared his interest in completing Renault's formula one driver lineup for 2011.

The Enstone based team on Wednesday announced it is retaining Robert Kubica, but no mention was made of the Pole's current teammate, the Russian rookie Vitaly Petrov.

Although having performed solidly so far in 2010, it is Petrov's millions in funding that ultimately secured him the seat, including the alliance with carmaker Lada.

But it is rumoured that Renault is working on a major sponsorship deal with MasterCard for 2011, in a bid to be able to secure the best possible teammate for Kubica as the team eyes a return to championship contention.

German Sutil, 27, recently said he would be happy to stay at Force India next year, but is now quoted by Germany's Sport Bild: "Renault for me would be more than just an alternative."

Sport1.de reports that Sutil had his first contact with Renault team boss Eric Boullier at Valencia two weeks ago.

Timo Glock, Nick Heidfeld and 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen are also being linked with Petrov's Renault seat.

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So its gonna be a mix of Ravishing Black and White for Kimi Raikkonen this season

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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by brendakarli » 08 Jul 2010, 16:43

kubi has great respect for rally drivers and he said several times already how he admires Kimi for what he does etc. And it was said somewhere that kimi and kubi have rally in common so this might also be good for team-spirit when both of them go off on some rallies together...anyway, all speculation as per usual... my gut still says kimi is in WRC from now on (cos I'm the jinx)
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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by Moominpappa » 08 Jul 2010, 17:58

Maria d wrote:Brenda, dont get me wrong i would also love to see him back in f1,iam selfish too. but at least he is giving us a chance to witness something truly amazing.

Exactly, and I guess that these teams could supply winning cars :cool: Maybe not a champion, but some wins still.
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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by saif » 08 Jul 2010, 18:24

luieluv wrote:A Tweet Update from NeilCole :

Kimi "I have offers in both Rally & F1 next year. Right now I am comfortable here"

http://twitpic.com/23f96q



I hope he stays comfortable at WRC! :O dont go to f1 Kimi, stay at WRC! :pray:
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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by realms » 08 Jul 2010, 18:37

its simply fun following Kimi's future plans news ...

liked these answers :)

Q:
Now that we are half-way through the season are you any closer to deciding on your future within rallying?
KR:
For sure I’ll let everybody know, when I make the decision. There are always options to do many things. I have to take the right one for myself.

Q:
When would we expect this decision?
KR:
When I know it…

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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by Maria d » 08 Jul 2010, 18:40

I think he knows , he is just not telling.
when i know it...........K.Raikkonen

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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by luieluv » 08 Jul 2010, 18:42

realms wrote:its simply fun following Kimi's future plans news ...

liked these answers :)

Q:
Now that we are half-way through the season are you any closer to deciding on your future within rallying?
KR:
For sure I’ll let everybody know, when I make the decision. There are always options to do many things. I have to take the right one for myself.

Q:
When would we expect this decision?
KR:
When I know it…

:lol: :lol:
So its gonna be a mix of Ravishing Black and White for Kimi Raikkonen this season

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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by redstorm » 08 Jul 2010, 18:45

"When I know...." love it! Can the guy be anymore up front, yet here we all are bumbling about trying to figure it out for him. Off for some F1:CE, Kimi has a date at Silverstone right now.....
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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by RagingJamaican » 08 Jul 2010, 18:45

:lol:

Thats why we need this guy in F1 or any sport!

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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by sammyosammy » 08 Jul 2010, 18:56

Maria d wrote:I think he knows , he is just not telling.


I think he hasn´t made up his mind yet. But.. "I have offers, both from F1 and WRC..."

Strongest words ever concerning the issue..

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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by Wolfie » 08 Jul 2010, 19:59

sammyosammy wrote:
Maria d wrote:I think he knows , he is just not telling.


I think he hasn´t made up his mind yet. But.. "I have offers, both from F1 and WRC..."

Strongest words ever concerning the issue..


He has made his mind up, I'm with Maria on this. From Kimi's latest Finnish column today:

At this time of year drivers are taken and brought into every place in the rumour mills. The circus is the same in F1 as it is in WRC too. I don't stress about them at all. We make decisions when it's time for it. I guess I will be driving somewhere next year too....


.... says it all, he is just witholding information :<>:
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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by Moominpappa » 08 Jul 2010, 20:10

Wolfie wrote:.... says it all, he is just witholding information :<>:

You are so right, but it's funny that Kimi is still the biggest name on F1 markets - and second after Ogier in Rally. Sorry Piggy.
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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by realms » 09 Jul 2010, 06:41

http://www.redbull.com/cs/Satellite/en_ ... fmodpos=A1

RB: What about your own future: any further thoughts?
KR: “Not really. I’m just enjoying doing what I’m doing for now but soon I need to think about what I’m doing next year, probably after Rally Finland next month. I’m actually in no hurry and I don’t miss Formula One. If the right opportunity came along then you never know but also rallying is a sport that is all about experience and maybe it would be a shame not to continue to use the experience that I have built up so far in this sport.”


he is just playing along like last year ...
i think he has decided , but he'll never tell .

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