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 Post subject: Re: Kimi Räikkönen
PostPosted: 28 Sep 2008, 16:14  
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Kimi is on a losing streak .. Probably if this continues he could fly off frm Ferrari by the end of this year itself !
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PostPosted: 16 Oct 2008, 16:03  
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No, don't think so, he's still great but been very unlucky, and Hamilton Hasn't won in a while so I can just say he's on a loosing streak, where did he come in Fuji...12th! Where did Kimi come...3rd! You will come up with excuses why Hamilton didn't win the past few races but I can give you a reason Kimi didn't win too! Plz don't say that Hamilton had a damaged car in Fuji, so did Kimi and he was 9 places infront. Now you'll say he got a penalty...yep he did but if he didn't do what he did at the start then he wouldn't have got a penalty!

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PostPosted: 16 Oct 2008, 16:29  
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Happy bufday Mr.Raikkonen :roll:: :wave:

May God Bless him :)
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 Post subject: Re: Kimi Räikkönen
PostPosted: 09 Nov 2008, 19:15  
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If Massa starts the 2009 season ahead of KR, he will give up, smile even less and we will not see him in 2010. The only way he will stay around in 2010 is if he starts well, and is treated as #1 in the Ferrari team
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PostPosted: 08 Jan 2009, 17:20  
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Kimi will push it hard in this season. He was good in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 is the next. :)
I think he never gives up only he hasn't got good races if he doesnt feel the car.
We'll know more after the debut and the first few test.

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PostPosted: 08 Jan 2009, 19:17  
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Kimi should do better this year. He was suppose to do alot of winter testing.

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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2009, 21:47  
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Artic Rally as well, just hope he doesn't crash. Not that he will because he has the best car control, I was thinking of the car breaking and not steering so it crashes.

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Kimi in the start of the Arctic Rally:
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Haukinen wrote:
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PostPosted: 23 Feb 2009, 13:11  
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Raikkonen eyes next Finnish rally outing
Thu 12 Feb, 08:17 AM

Kimi Raikkonen will resume his rallying foray in Finland later this month, according to reports in the Ferrari driver's native country.

The 2007 Formula One world champion finished his first professional rally, the recent Arctic Lapland Rally, in thirteenth place, having entered a Fiat Abarthe Grande Punto S2000.

It is reported that he now wants to take part in the Vaakuna Rally, also part of the Finnish Rally Championship, between 20 and 21 February in Mikkeli, which would be only shortly after he returns from Bahrain for Ferrari testing, the Finnish tabloid Iltalehi said.

It is suggested that Raikkonen, 29, will again need the clearance of his Ferrari chiefs Stefano Domenicali and Luca di Montezemolo.

"I cannot say anything other than it is possible that we will be involved," Raikkonen's co-driver Kaj Lindstrom told another Finnish publication, Lansi-Savo.

The Ilta-Sanomat newspaper said Raikkonen has lost several kilos in preparation for the 2009 F1 season.

Video of Kimi driving his FIAT in the rally...
http://www.iltasanomat.fi/videot/urheilu/1650544
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 Post subject: Re: Kimi Räikkönen
PostPosted: 13 Mar 2009, 17:59  
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Kimi Raikkonen is one of those guys that keep the F1 media and fans alike busy. His behaviour and his remarks are often highlighted. Fans think of him as funny, critics thinks he lacks the ability to give proper quotes. Judge for yourself! Here are the funny Raikkonen quotes!

"You always learn from mistakes, but I’m not very interested in trying to understand what happened last season. We can't change what happened in the past and it won't help us."

Montoya’s success in NASCAR? - It doesn’t even interest me.

Will these tyres benefit your driving style? - I don’t know and it doesn’t mean anything to me. Tyres are what they are.

What advice would you give to the rookies Nico Rosberg and Scott Speed? - I hope that they are good in giving way.

Do you think that the speed is good at this point? - It doesn’t matter how much behind the others we are at this point. The car will anyway be rebuilt before Australia. Now we just drive around.

Media’s interest in Kimi after the WC? - They have thrown a lot of xxxx on me but I think that I’ll get even more of it now.

Schumacher’s role : - He doesn’t come and tell us drivers anything. And at least I don’t need his advice.

Montoya’s points: - If he believes in it, he can believe. I’m not interested in what happens behind me.

Gossip Media asks how are you prepared for the season? - I usually get to read from your magazines what I have done.

Montoya’s tennis accident: - We don’t call and I’m not interested in what he does.

If the army would be volunteer I wouldn’t go there - Kimi about women in army

Austria 2002: - I haven seen it. I’m not the least bit interested in what Ferrari did.

Raikkönen isn't affected by Alonso's mental games. - I couldn’t care less what that man thinks.

Weather conditions: - It’s all the same if it rains or not.

Season 2006: - It doesn’t interest me yet what is going to happen. You’ll see it then.

An Italian interviewer tries to get Kimi to say something in Italian. - You can talk Italian if you want to.

Ferrari event 2007: - I’m not going to a language school to learn Italian, that’s not what I came to do at Ferrari.

Kimi, what’s the 5th grid place like? - It’s the 5th grid place.

Ferrari party: - Ferrari's own parties are the nicest. There are all the crew and their children. I don't know exactly what I will do there. Maybe I will be Santa. Other parties are official and boring.

Asked to reveal how many pounds or kilograms he shed: - I don’t know. I haven’t got scales. I am happy as long as we are okay with the overall weight, that’s all that matters.

Party at the President’s castle: - I think I will skip the dancing part. Maybe someone else dances with Jenni if she wants.

Party at the President’s castle: - Ah, go and interview Mikko Leppilampi. He likes to talk.

Kimi, what is your feeeling before the race? - It’s allright.

French GP 2002: - xxxx race.

Hungarian GP 2007: - Boring race.

OHO!-magazine number 46/2006: - I read somewhere that I drive with the luck of a drunk.

Opinion of Ron Dennis: - He’s strange now and then. He always wants to know everything. He doesn’t interest me.My life would be much more easier had I been a f1-driver in the 70’s with the guys. I was definitely born in the wrong ERA.

What makes TAG Heuer special? - It’s ok.

Kimi, you speak a little bit? - Yeah, one two.. three..

What kind of an atmosphere do you think McLaren has right now (the spy saga)? - I bet it’s fXXXXXXg great.

The Constructor’s Championship doesn’t really mean anything to me.

I’m not interested in what Jackie says. He hasn’t got anything to do with me.

Coulthard can say what he wants. I’m not interested in what he’s saying.

I don’t give a damn about what Trulli says.

Montoya’s comments doesn’t interest me.

It doesn’t matter what he says. (Kimi about Hamilton’s defences after Canada GP)

I’ve seen him (Schumacher) twice: when the car was displayed and in one testing he came to but I left almost immediately after that.

You don’t drive races on paper.

Driving is the only thing I love about f1.

If there’s a red light when you leave the pitlane you have to stop. Then some wooden eye (Hamilton) crashes into you and breakes the car.

What the papers write about me afterwards makes me laugh.

Formula 1 would be a paradise without the media.

I’m not interested in what people think about me. I’m not Michael Schumacher.

The circuit broke totally. Every year same thing happens. They promise to fix it. They probably should hire the guys from Lemminkäinen (Finnish asphalt company) to fix it.

How does it feels to drive at 300 km/h? - It feels normal.

Your idols? - There aren’t any.

What kind of a relationship do you have with Peter Sauber? - He is my boss.

Is he a father figure or a god father? - He is my boss.

The helmet has a special meaning for many drivers. How important is it to you? - It protects my head.

Do you have any special rituals when the helmet is concerned like many have? - I wipe it so that I can see better.

What would you if you met an alien, run away out of fear or try to talk to him? - The problem won’t arise so I don’t imagine meeting one.

What do you have to do to become one of your friends? - I’ve got my friends and that’s enough. I’m not on the lookout for new ones.

Others can sit in the simulators if they want. I´m here to drive.

I couldn't do anything more. Alonso keeps finishing second, so we just need to do the best we can. You never know what might happen in these races.

Kimi, who was on the phone that Jean Todt gave you? - I think it was Michael (Schumacher), but the line was pretty bad so I couldn’t hear him.

Martin Brundle: “Kimi Raikkonen doesn’t seem interested in the proceedings going on up there. Kimi, you missed the presentation by Pele.”
Kimi (nonchalantly): “Yeah.”
Martin: ”Will you get over it?”
Kimi: “Yeah. I was having a s***.”
Martin: “OK, thanks for that! Obviously you’ll have a nice light car on the grid, then.”


Interview after Monza 08 (Kimi again failed to score any point) Are you satisfied with the result? - Do you think I am?

It's nice to get the championship trophy from Monaco. I haven't been interested in that party before, but after I got the first place, my party feelings are high.

Does Michael Schumacher's presence bother you during the races? - Why would it bother? Why should I care about Michael? I'm a driver, so it means nothing if he's there or not.

Well, in summer there's fishing and fxxxxxxg. And in winter... the fishing is bad.

Describe yourself. What are you made of ? - Blood, flesh and bone like everybody else!

Party at the President’s castle:
Kimi, good independency day!
Thanks.
Are u feeling excited?
No.
What will you say to the president?
I don’t know. We’ll see.
Do you think president have watched your races?
I don’t know, probably at least some from tv.
Kimi and Jenni…..
I have nothing to say really.
I would have just wished u a happy independency day.
No, I’m not excited, I think this is pretty normal stuff.
When did you come to Finland?
This morning.
Happy evening for you then, how was the night?
Was ok, but quite short yet, there’s a lot job left to do.
Did you say anything to the president?
Yes, I did say morjensta.

How often do you have Finland on your mind when you are abroads and racing?-Mainly when I hear the national song after a victory. In other situations during the weekend I wont spend time thinking that I'm from Finland. Not that I would in general think much about my home country anyway.

Interviewer: The most exciting moment during the race weekend?
Kimi: I think so it's the race start, always.
Interviewer: The most boring?
Kimi: Now.

Suddenly the steering wheel was in my hands. I tried to put it back on, but it was too late. I was just wondering where I was going to end up.

Is it true that sometimes you're bored in the car?
Only when I am in front by a country mile, like in Melbourne last year. Then you are thinking about other things or you're playing with the buttons on the steering wheel. Then I suddenly missed a braking point. This year unfortunately we haven't had such race.

Bernie Ecclestone complains about Raikkonen being few wordish in front of the press - Everyone has their own opinions. I don't care much about what other people say about me. Raikkonen respons when asked about Ecclestones comments.

I will just have try my best and drive as fast as I can. There is nothing I can do about it.

The interesting thing will be to see what the weather will do tomorrow. I lost my mirror during the final qualifying session but didn't notice it, and it had no effect. Now we will see what happens in the race.

I don’t know. I think we have something new on the car but I wasn’t at the test so I haven’t seen the team… I’ve just arrived here. I will find out tomorrow.

No, it’s no worry. I’m happy with what’s happening now and I don’t really need to worry about next year or any other years, so we will see what happens.

And would it be even better if also Marcus Grönholm was able to win the championship? - It's good for him and good for Finland, but it doesn't affect my life. I'm not that interested in it.

Q: (Peter Windsor - F1 Racing) Kimi, I’m sure you’re aware that, as a result of the seventeen laps you led in Hungary, McLaren Mercedes, for the first time this year, have now led more racing laps than the Mercedes safety car driven by Bernd Maylander. I just wonder how you see that battle developing in the remaining races and how strong McLaren will be versus the safety car. - Hopefully we can beat them. At least it’s the same company so it doesn’t really matter but we will see what happens.

Kimi, have you ever got angry about anything, and jumped up and down and shouted?
Yeah, many times but of course you’re not happy if you retire or something but I guess it mostly happens more in normal life than in racing.
Can you give us examples?
No, not really.
What are the kind of things that make you angry in normal life, as you say?
If you keep asking questions like those.

I have not looked at what everyone else is doing and what teams are running, so we are just doing our own thing.

We will see where we are at some point, it is just too early to say. You see what times they are doing, but it is still hard to tell.

I don’t know much what is going on, I'm just waiting what's gonna happen next and they always tell you, so I think so it's more you just wait and see what happens and just try to do your best, but whatever it is, and it's not easy, because they also know that they don’t expect us to be active so everybody does the best what they can and hopefully it'll work well in the end.

(Sal Zanka - AP) And Kimi what advice would you seek from Michael as an incoming Ferrari driver? - As I said, it depends on many different things, but we will finish this year and then we will see what happens.

I don’t know what’s going to happen next year. So far, I just want to finish this season and do the best I can for McLaren and then we see next year and what’s going to happen, but I don’t really know.

When asked to comment on Hamilton's crazy move at Fuji that ran everyone off at the first curve: - You have to learn how to find the breaking points already when you are six years old while starting in Go Karts. Obviously, you should know how it goes at this level. I don't know about others but, at least, my father Matti put sticks on the right places for me and for my brother to know where to break. That's how you learn that lesson the best and you remember it always where ever you race.

The car is certainly different, but do you feel different to last year? - I don’t know anything about a different feeling. It’s a new season, so it’s hard to know what to expect.

What about Felipe? Is he still the same guy he was last year or has he changed a lot? - I don’t know. You should ask him. I don’t know what he’s been doing, so if you want to know something about his life you should speak to him.

Who do you see as your main competitors this year? - It could be all tight - but then again, it might not be. I don’t know more than anybody else - I just see the times. That’s it.
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 Post subject: Re: Kimi Räikkönen
PostPosted: 13 Mar 2009, 18:06  
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 Post subject: Re: Kimi Räikkönen
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Most of the quotes were funny, not all of them. But Lewis is never funny, doesn't have the b***.

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PostPosted: 19 Mar 2009, 21:01  
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some more (translated from finnish into english)

He said that well driven. Neat king.
- Kimi's answer to the question what Juan Carlos, the king of Spain said to him on the podium. 8.5.2005

If I can't sleep you can bet that I will wake up Alonso too for sure.
- Kimi when sleeping in the next room to Alonso near Hockenheim. 24.7.2005

I wonder if he has been a little rattled when speaking like that? Quite a genious bump. I'm thinking here openly that what if any F1-driver - including Mika- would be offered a job at Ferrari? I think every guy would go there quicker than a missile.
- Kimi about Mika Häkkinen's talks that Kimi should have stayed at McLaren. 21.10.2006

I read from somewhere that I drive with a drunk's luck.
- Kimi to Oho-magazine 46/2006

Maybe he has never done it.
- Kimi after hearing that Lewis said his first victory felt better than sex. 7.9.2007
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PostPosted: 19 Mar 2009, 21:19  
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Atleast he's honest...and witty to boot.Hamilton is like a page 3 model-great on the outside,but pitifully little on the inside.
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