Wolfie wrote:Dan wrote:Quesnel expects top fives from Raikkonen
Former Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen should be looking to finish in the top five on the next two rounds of the World Rally Championship, according to his team principal Olivier Quesnel.
The Finn, who was up to fourth on the first asphalt event of the year in Bulgaria, was seventh in Germany last week. But Quesnel defended Raikkonen saying the Trier-based event was harder to learn.
“Germany was not easy,” said Quesnel. “The surface is changing all of the time, it’s not so easy to come here for the first time. Don’t forget, in Bulgaria, it was everybody’s first time there. I think he will be faster in the next two [asphalt rounds]. France is new to everybody and Spain is a little bit more like the circuit. I think he will be in the top five on both of those rallies.”
Quesnel added that he hoped to retain Raikkonen for next season, but admitted it was anything but a foregone conclusion. Raikkonen is now thought to be in discussions with other WRC teams about 2011 and beyond.
“We want Kimi Raikkonen with us next year,” said Quesnel. “I don’t know if he comes. I didn’t speak with him yet, but we like him here and we want him to drive a Citroen again next year.”
Raikkonen has made no further comment on his future. The Finn insists he would like to remain in the WRC, but he refuses to close the door on a possible return to Formula One.
http://www.maxrally.com/news/entry/ques ... raikkonen/
Thanks Dan (and Séb too)
Wow, that's a bit too much to expect isn't it, Top 5
Well, I don´t know, there is not that much cars to begin with. I think Loeb, Ogier, and Sordo will be hard to beat. Maybe he could beat the Ford guys but he will have to drive without mistakes. I don´t know if he likes the roads in France but this could be his chance since France will be new to everybody.