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 Post subject: Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso
PostPosted: 04 Nov 2010, 21:15  
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Now we all should be really scared with this one. :p :blink:

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Raikkonen: it’s WRC or nothing

Kimi Raikkonen will still be a former Grand Prix driver in 2011, having indicated that he would not be interested in doing a deal to go back to Formula One next year.

Recent speculation linking him to Renault’s F1 outfit was vigorously denied by Raikkonen, and the Finn is now fully committed to rallying.

“I enjoy rallying and I want to carry on, but we have to find a solution,” said the 30-year-old, who claimed the Formula One title in 2007. “Hopefully we can sort out the situation soon. But there are no guarantees.”

His manager Steve Robertson confirmed that the emphasis has shifted away from Formula One for Raikkonen, the winner of 18 Grands Prix. “We’re no longer looking at opportunities in F1,” added Robertson. “Kimi seems to be focussed on rallying at the moment.”

The Finn has so far failed to conclude a deal with his backer Red Bull to keep him in the Citroen Junior Team, although his management is working on a deal to keep him within the Citroen fold with reduced funding. Options from MINI and the Monster World Rally Team are also on the table.

“We’re talking to lots of different people,” confirmed Raikkonen. “There are some good possibilities. It’s not something I’m worried about.”

While Citroen’s Olivier Quesnel has previously stated that Raikkonen is “not fast enough’, Ford team principal Malcolm Wilson is one of the Finn’s big supporters.

“Some people have said they can’t see the value in what Kimi is doing,” said Wilson. “Well, for me, he’s brought great value in the WRC. Having him in the sport has raised the profile, created a stir and a story this season. Okay, he’s still learning, but there’s a heck of a lot more to come from him - and he’s still Kimi Raikkonen.”

http://www.wrc.com/news/raikkonen-its-w ... ?fid=13875

It's definitely F1 then. :p


:blink: You think so, Dheeban??? :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso
PostPosted: 04 Nov 2010, 21:28  
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No, I don't, Kinga. I was just kidding. :lol:

Just saw these comments from the Red Bull gang. What is that team up to? Why should Webber give such a long elaborate interview on how the team should approach the championship, Red Bull favouring Vettel, blah blah.. I don't know what Webber has to say about this. As a driver he has no say on whether the team should support him over the other driver. It is totally a team decision, it is in the interests of team. I never understood a driver or driver fans talking about this.

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 Post subject: Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso
PostPosted: 04 Nov 2010, 23:26  
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Lolz.. Horner now has something else to say..

Going around the bush to hide the real calamity of a situation in the team :

Horner denies Red Bull favours Vettel

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Luie, I cannot understand what goes through Mark's head since based upon Horner's comments he was really hurt by them.

Imagine the team putting in an effort for you, working long hours to provide you a winning car - and you get to hear c**p like that from the media - it is a very insulting and hurtful thing against the whole team :(

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 Post subject: Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso
PostPosted: 05 Nov 2010, 03:04  
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with what's going on in webber - RBR... now i'm convinced that he wont be driving RBR in nest year despite he has a contract...
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 Post subject: Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso
PostPosted: 05 Nov 2010, 09:39  
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with what's going on in webber - RBR... now i'm convinced that he wont be driving RBR in nest year despite he has a contract...


and i am pretty sure that Kimi wont be driving for RBR either.

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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2010, 09:48  
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Yes this will be an interesting soap opera this off season.....

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 Post subject: Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso
PostPosted: 05 Nov 2010, 09:57  
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Kimi in Red Bull 2011

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Have to admit that I feel the same!

It all makes sense finally! Robertson says that they don´t look for any options in F1 anymore (cos they already signed the deal prior to the statement). Kimi says that he hopes that he can say more at the Rally GB (at the same weekend the F1 season ends). And Webbo is talking about all the problems in public (and why now?)

BUT!!! I don´t want that to happen! HONESTLY! I want Kimi to continue improving at Rally! I mean he has nothing to gain anymore in F1 :confused:

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Do you mean that "we are not focusing F1 at the moment" means that after one week we will focus on F1? :)
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 Post subject: Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso
PostPosted: 05 Nov 2010, 10:19  
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BUT!!! I don´t want that to happen! HONESTLY! I want Kimi to continue improving at Rally! I mean he has nothing to gain anymore in F1 :confused:


+1 :thumbsup:
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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2010, 10:20  
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That would be great if it happened. :hug:

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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2010, 10:26  
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Redford knows where Kimi is going next year! For a small gift of Royal Canin kibbles he will tell you and even supply you with the secret photo is daddy took.............are you all interested??????????????????
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Claudie_Schnaudie wrote:
It all makes sense finally! Robertson says that they don´t look for any options in F1 anymore (cos they already signed the deal prior to the statement). Kimi says that he hopes that he can say more at the Rally GB (at the same weekend the F1 season ends). And Webbo is talking about all the problems in public (and why now?)


Absolutely! :pray:

Kimi in Red Bull F1 2011. :pray:

@Linda-Anne: Redford is beautiful!!! :blush:

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Redford knows where Kimi is going next year! For a small gift of Royal Canin kibbles he will tell you and even supply you with the secret photo is daddy took.............are you all interested??????????????????


Yeeeeeeees!
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 Post subject: Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso
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Things that speak against my theory! Why did RB re-sign mark in the middle of the year? And there are ZERO rumours about such a scenario in the press!

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