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 Claudie_Schnaudie » 10 Jan 2011, 15:35

Linda-Anne wrote:I think we have to remember that in these times the money isnt so readily available for sponsorship not even in F1 if you look at some of the deals done to get drivers into the car depending on how much money they can bring with them, or the axing of a driver just to install another driver in his seat as he brings Santanders money, you can see its not boding well. With companies making cutbacks and axing staff people are seeing that sports sponsorship isnt as lucrative as it once was, its the sign of recessive times.
Then if you sponsor a driver nowadays you want one who you can turn into a corporate robot almost owning all of him. Our boy isnt into that (and I am proud of him for it), so in the real world for Kimi at the moment sponsors may be harder to find. I dont think that matters to him its far better to have quality people prepared to back you than a quantitiy of the wrong people behind you. He will do fine I AM SURE OF IT.


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

Post by Julia » 10 Jan 2011, 15:38

Mar wrote:ok, now he's officially in the list:
http://www.rallysweden.com/the-rally-20 ... es?lang=en
The last one to entry (sometimes he seems Spanish, leaving everything for the last minute :p )



but van merksteijn isnt there jet...and this whole Petter thing (cant belive onely one petter/or Kimi was going to get a citroen, that it was realy about the car and not the sponsormoney... strange... and I think is so unfair to enter yourselves with a new teamname which gives more questions than answers and then leave any official announcement till later.... :<>:

but the positive thing is that he is entered and the new team name is definitely cooler than CJT ! Flag:##

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

Post by sammyosammy » 10 Jan 2011, 15:47

Again..the most interesting thing is, whether the team is called Ice1 or Flame 1, are they along with RBR. If so, anything may happen in near future :thumbsup:

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

Post by Mar » 10 Jan 2011, 15:48

The news is already in Rallye Magazin. They say he will do at least 10 rallies. No idea where they had the information from.

http://www.rallye-magazin.de/top/topnew ... index.html

They also say he will drive a Citroën and Lindström will be his co-driver and that’s all: no information about the team, sponsors,... (no time to translate now, sorry).

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

Post by Vida » 10 Jan 2011, 15:49

dear kimi.... please let us out of this misery.. just announce something berfore all of us goin crazy.... we need confirmation :<>: :<>:

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

Post by miezicat » 10 Jan 2011, 15:58

http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/ralli/uutise ... 01/1253665
if I understand it right, Citroen doesn't have more than 3 cars, van Merksteijn will start at a later rally.

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

Post by sammyosammy » 10 Jan 2011, 16:00

miezicat wrote:http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/ralli/uutiset.shtml/arkistot/ralli/2011/01/1253665
if I understand it right, Citroen doesn't have more than 3 cars, van Merksteijn will start at a later rally.


You´ve got it right

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

Post by icemaid » 10 Jan 2011, 16:00

Ok so Kimi will do Rally Sweden.
Does anyone knows whether he will be doing the Lapland rally this month?

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

Post by beefree88 » 10 Jan 2011, 16:02

icemaid wrote:Ok so Kimi will do Rally Sweden.
Does anyone knows whether he will be doing the Lapland rally this month?


Not . Kulta wrote that a few days ago
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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by sleenster » 10 Jan 2011, 16:02

sammyosammy wrote:
miezicat wrote:http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/ralli/uutiset.shtml/arkistot/ralli/2011/01/1253665
if I understand it right, Citroen doesn't have more than 3 cars, van Merksteijn will start at a later rally.


You´ve got it right

Interesting that van Merksteijn signed first but Citroen reserved the car for Kimi in Sweden

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

Post by beefree88 » 10 Jan 2011, 16:03

miezicat wrote:http://www.mtv3.fi/urheilu/ralli/uutiset.shtml/arkistot/ralli/2011/01/1253665
if I understand it right, Citroen doesn't have more than 3 cars, van Merksteijn will start at a later rally.


Merksteijn supposed to do 10 rallies anyway, so it's not that big a surprise
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Re: Speculation-thread: Will Kimi be in WRC or F1 next seaso

Post by Julia » 10 Jan 2011, 16:03

so sweet ..... the local paper have even this year a picture of Kimis entry form:

http://www.vf.se/sport/bilsport/raikkon ... 80%93-igen

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

Post by Ice-Ludy » 10 Jan 2011, 16:04

Claudie_Schnaudie wrote:
Linda-Anne wrote:I think we have to remember that in these times the money isnt so readily available for sponsorship not even in F1 if you look at some of the deals done to get drivers into the car depending on how much money they can bring with them, or the axing of a driver just to install another driver in his seat as he brings Santanders money, you can see its not boding well. With companies making cutbacks and axing staff people are seeing that sports sponsorship isnt as lucrative as it once was, its the sign of recessive times.
Then if you sponsor a driver nowadays you want one who you can turn into a corporate robot almost owning all of him. Our boy isnt into that (and I am proud of him for it), so in the real world for Kimi at the moment sponsors may be harder to find. I dont think that matters to him its far better to have quality people prepared to back you than a quantitiy of the wrong people behind you. He will do fine I AM SURE OF IT.


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

Post by icemaid » 10 Jan 2011, 16:04

beefree88 wrote:
icemaid wrote:Ok so Kimi will do Rally Sweden.
Does anyone knows whether he will be doing the Lapland rally this month?


Not . Kulta wrote that a few days ago


Thanks beefree88.

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

Post by Mar » 10 Jan 2011, 16:06

Julia wrote:so sweet ..... the local paper have even this year a picture of Kimis entry form:

http://www.vf.se/sport/bilsport/raikkon ... 80%93-igen

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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