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Many people might have expected more from Kimi Raikkonen this year, but those that did have little understanding of just how big a challenge the Finn faced switching from F1 to the World Rally Championship. The difference between the two is night and day - and when the former Ferrari and McLaren man started his new adventure he had only done a handful of rallies and only one with the Citroen C4 WRC. Despite that though, he scored on only his third outing in the 2010 World Rally Championship, when he was eighth in Jordan. He then followed that up with a fifth in Turkey – what would turn out to be his best result of the season – and a tenth in Portugal, a very solid three-event run. While he would only take two more points finishes - with a seventh in Germany, including his very first stage win, albeit on the 4.37 km event ending super special and an eighth in GB, which he admitted was probably the toughest round of the season, he didn’t disgrace himself. Yes, he did have a number of offs and failed to finish in Mexico, Japan and France and his over-exuberance got the better of him in Spain, when he binned it in the pre-event shakedown, but at least that showed he was really going for it.
Thank you Kimi!
One man brought aft Hätilän forests, followed by Finnish national media (including the Evening Gazette, Evening Times, Helsingin Sanomat, MTV3), as well as Finland's top sports photographers (Kari Kuukka and Vesa Koivunen). Period determination relaxed competition received more publicity than the value addition to ever go through, which is a very good thing. Surely would be nice, if the species should be its own attractiveness of the publicity, but as we have over the years have had to face, not going to happen. Now, formulas, world champion in the competition thanks to Kekkurin the ground was a healthy amount of publicity, which may be able to help young people from juniors in the following sponsor of the talks.
As such, the media attitude to Kimi Räikkönen's like a celebrity is fun to follow. In the normal viewer Gustav Raikkonen had only a driver, among others, (though not all of them entered the racing scene Audi Q7 for a car driver tuomina), then the media will see the Lord's true value. Helsingin Sanomat photographer's description of the scene the morning after leaving Raikkonen had gone off over one of the little boy asked me why he left already? The fact is that big newspapers to sell the fact that, despite the fall of Roni Nikander Nikander, Heimonen and Honkanen defeated Garfield. They are sold Räikkönen Independence vietolla. Mega-celebrity in matters of interest to all, from the village of origin mummosta Lord of the bank's manager up.
Recently, Raikkonen has brought life in Finland motocross world. When the momentum in the World "year" public domain article, which described the business of creating a Räikkönen's Motocross World Cup team to Finland, the debate on the issues become hot. That news of the publication of the above-mentioned publication has also been very much criticized, kärkkäimmät even claimed the whole project will be endangered, the news. Was that news of the "leaking" since the accident or design, who knows. However, the publicity the case had attracted a raft of Finland.
According to rumors the team was originally published in the Gulf of Supercross on, but that did not happen. Rumors of a team from the disclosure has henceforth been ilmoilla almost every week, but the thing is still in the air. Must of course remember that there is any uncertainty about the establishment of the team does not exist, though busy men are also not relevant to the language. The longer the information takes, it is growing more curious people will come.
Also, the bike team signs a rumor circulating in abundance. When the bike is orange when the red. If, however, now Gustav Alta something conclusions can be drawn, the color wheel is currently green. Or maybe the whole gentlemen Raikkonen, Mäkinen and Tiainen acquire green wheels just fool the curious, who knows. What is certain is however the fact that the point has something to happen. The year is running out and preparing for next season to begin. Possible new enough to the study team, including drivers, must be clear and begin trainings coming season.
To sum all this, Kimi Raikkonen has brought Finland enduro and motocross for the publicity the last couple of months, more than many might think. And, if properly developed, this publicity will help to promote lajejamme and their drivers.
"Formula 1 needs more Räikkönen"
Former F1 driver Nelson Piquet junior believes kuninkuusluokassa need more personalities like Kimi Räikkönen.
- Formula Ones have changed sports business. Sponsors, it is better to hire a robot that does its job and goes home and does not appear in photographs by the mass drunks, "said Piquet Brazilian UOL Esport interview.
- Sport and the public of a different personality like Raikkonen would be a good thing. Everyone knew her to keep drinking and he chose to ignore it, Piquet said.
Piquet Räikkönen's manager, said he was a good friend and enjoyed the company of Kim's, though many have wondered at this.
- Sometimes people see the obvious, that "I do not believe this, he is dull and expressionless as always." However, he has fun and enjoys the outdoors fermentation, Piquet said.
Play more racing partner Lewis Hamilton, Piquet critically evaluate. The men knew each other already in the GP2 seasons.
- No, I never had anything against him, but he had closed type, even a kind of weird. He has a different culture. I've always been better off with another Brazilian, Piquet said.
Michael Jordan was the best basketball player in the world but he came back with his tail between the legs from the baseball-fields with his revolutionary dreams crushed.
What's in common for basketball and baseball is the ball - in a different shape and in a different material.
Rally and F1 are also two sports that differ completely from each other. Like sprint and orienteering.
I doubt it came as any surprise to one single expert that Kimi Räikkönen's debut season in WRC turned into a beginner's learning year even though the F1-champ had the best possible vehicle.
But who wouldn't have started dreaming for a moment about a miracle you see happening in the movies all the time and sometimes even on sport-fields. Räikkönen was afterall just a green fruit as a racing driver when he stepped into the royal class - he only had a fragile stone foundation of about 20 races in the smaller formula series. Yet the open-minded youngster whipped his Sauber into 6th right at his first attempt in Australia 2001.
In F1 Kimi didn't have any limits but in rally, where the top lead is remarkably smaller, he faced them very quickly in 2010. Even though he scored points in his 3rd rally in Jordan by coming in 8th and two weeks later in Turkey by coming in 5th.
Yet it didn't turn out to become a Cinderella story. At least not yet.
Should Räikkönen continue in rally then he has an exhausting long march ahead of him if he intends to satisfy his burning ambition in addition to his passion.
- One has to remember that experience-wise Kimi can be compared to a B-junior who rallies in the national village-rallies. His F1-history has none whatsoever meaning in these circles. A project like this requires an awful lot of work, time and kilometers. It will take at least two-three years at miminum before he even has a chance to rally in the top lead, Kaj Lindström has reminded many times.
And not without a reason.
Switching from F1 to a rally car and from a tarmac track to devious and lingering gravel paths is a challenge that can be classified as a mission impossible.
Fortunately almost anything seems to be impossible in this world...
In the big picture Kimi Räikkönen is a unique phenomenom in motorsport history.
John Surtees won the world championship in both MotoGP and F1. No other driver has ever been able to do that in rally and F1. And probably won't ever be able to do that either.
- Rally is an extremely difficult sport. I have to adopt a completely new driving style, learn to set up the car in a completely different way than in F1 and first and most learn to listen and take in the notes. But if this would be easy then anyone could do it, Räikkönen has admitted.
He has never wanted to be just anybody as a sportsman.
Räikkönen's Citroen has been on it's roof beside the road or in the ditch or in the hill but noble rally champions from Ari Vatanen to Marcus Grönholm have also searched for their limits through extremes.
In Germany Räikkönen got his first stage victory in WRC-level and in France he won his first rally, the Vosgien rally.
Small steps for the mankind but huge steps for Kimi Räikkönen.