Wolfie wrote:beefree88 wrote:Wolfie wrote:
But how on earth could they expect more from Kimi knowing that he is a rookie with no experience?
If that's true and not any manipulation again (I still have the hunch of Kimi being in Red Bull F1 next year) then good riddance
Imagine them turning their back on Kimi and Kimi going to for example Mini and dominating and challenging for victories since the cars are completely new for everybody only Kimi has the experience of driving both a S2000- and a WRC-car - next year's cars will be a mixture of those cars.
If they honestly dump him because of poor results and poor publicity then it would be nice to hear their comments next year should Kimi do well
I think their disappointment - if it's true - is more to do with WRC's current lack of visibility, and mainstream media not noticing anything that's not covered by tv. On top of that in a world where only the winners are noticed, Kimi's achivement goes unmentioned or even talked down. It would take some good journos and good artickles to make people to understand how great Kimi is for a rookie. Like it happened back in his early F1 years. He was praised for 6-10th places, because it was a relatively exceptional performance for a beginner. Now every little mistake is magnified, and I can't help, but feel that the bad publicity he got at Ferrari is partly responsible for that.
Okay but imagine the meltdown on forums had the same been said about Webber
Just as an example:"The publicity has not reached us much as we expected, but it is also related to the fact that Webber has relatively frequent accidents and has failed in results," said Red Bull's motorsport consultant Helmut Marko to 'Motorsports total. com '. He was "Very satisfied" with Sébastien Vettel, the project functions only if Webber wins: "If the athletic success is there, then the advertising effect is the same there. This goes hand in hand."
Whether Red Bull will fund the Australian superstar's F1-career or not is not certain yet.
1. he refers to Kimi's accidents and results
2. he compares Kimi to Loeb and Ogier
ha, ha, ha nice!!!
I just think that Marko woke up,, got the coffee in the wrong trout when he read about the Kimi and Renault rumor and realized that the discussions wasn't going to be a walk in the park.
I mean the newspaper informs him that steve has confirmed that they are looking for every option for Kimi and then he is asked what about Kimi - RB - rally ...