Kimi: Mercedes drive or sabbatical?

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Where will Kimi Raikkonen be in 2010?

Poll ended at 28 Dec 2009, 21:51

Sabbatical (rallying)
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64%
Mercedes
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36%
Other
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Total votes: 22

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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season or just at Ferrari?

Post by TwistedArmco » 18 Oct 2009, 00:59

phil1993 wrote:Maybe Gary Paffett should be the 2nd McLaren driver :lol: Super-Brit McLaren team :cool:


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I think all this is sideshow. The McLaren move would be just too perfect not to do it.
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season or just at Ferrari?

Post by lealjaime » 18 Oct 2009, 09:13

phil1993 wrote:McLaren have gone 11 years without a constructors title, so we need a strong line up to rectify this :shhh:

Car #5 - L. Hamilton
Car #6 - K. Raikkonen

PLEASE. Kimi won his title in Car No.6, Many champions have been the champion in car number 5 :zz:


well at this point mclaren gets 7 and 8 numbers no 5 or 6 thats belong to alonso and massa right now :n
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season or just at Ferrari?

Post by sejtur » 23 Oct 2009, 18:52

Vodafone looking at Button = not good for Kimi's chances to go to Macca.
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season or just at Ferrari?

Post by Coopz » 23 Oct 2009, 18:57

Kimi at Brawn? :blink:

I Still believe that either Rosberg or Raikkonen will get the contract for Mclaren, and this is just the hurry up for Kimi to sign for Mclaren :cool:
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season or just at Ferrari?

Post by Totopupu » 23 Oct 2009, 19:11

lol, Button at McLaren is just a way for Button to increase his wage in BrawnGP, and to sell some newspapers.
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season or just at Ferrari?

Post by megasyxx » 23 Oct 2009, 23:26

nah...... this is what will be of kimi next year:

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..... same goes with his hairdo: back to the usual clean-cut (or he can go bald if he likes to :lol: )
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season or just at Ferrari?

Post by iceman1 » 24 Oct 2009, 13:03

McLaren not interested in bidding war

McLaren is not interested in being part of a bidding war for any driver over the winter, according to Mercedes-Benz motorsport boss Norbert Haug.

Several high-profile drivers have been linked to the seat alongside Lewis Hamilton at the team next year, including Kimi Raikkonen and Nico Rosberg.

But with teams like Toyota also understood to be chasing a top-line driver for its 2010 line-up, Haug says that McLaren will not consider any driver that is more interested in a big-money deal than race-winning car.

"Kimi is an option, but there are lots of options around," Haug told AUTOSPORT. "One thing is for sure though - guys who are out for money are not the right ones for us - whoever it may be.

"I won't name anyone, but we want to have full commitment from someone who is success-oriented, not someone saying 'I am a big name, pay me a lot of money and I will drive for you.'

"The team has to be convinced that a driver is hungry, motivated, focused, and that his first thought is not to get more money."


Haug's warning to Kimi? :zz:

Kimi will end up driving a Toyota.

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Kimi's 2010?

Post by MavF1 » 24 Oct 2009, 14:53

Totopupu wrote:lol, Button at McLaren is just a way for Button to increase his wage in BrawnGP, and to sell some newspapers.


Correct. Would be a silly move IMO for Button to go to McL, I don't think that he would be able to beat Lewis on a regular basis, especially in qualifying where he lost out to Rubens in most of the races in the second half of the season and I don't consider Rubens as an exceptionally good qualifier.
These rumours are just a way to try putting pressure on the team, so that he gets the salary he wants. Just the old game, wouldn't give a dime on this move.

To Kimi:

If it really counts what he was saying and he is only to continue in F1 if he's able to drive a WC-worthy car, then Toyota is no option. There are no big rule changes next year, so I don't see Toyota being a championship contender for the upcoming season.
So the only reason for him to go to the Japanese squad is money, but his ambitions to do minimal PR-work wouldn't make them happy neither.......

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Re: Kimi's 2010?

Post by Radoix » 25 Oct 2009, 10:01

he will go to Mclaren because he needs a good car

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Re: Kimi's 2010?

Post by sejtur » 26 Oct 2009, 10:46

Hamilton: McLaren must pick a team player

It's clear he doesn't want Kimi as a team-mate...
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Re: Kimi's 2010?

Post by Coopz » 26 Oct 2009, 10:52

Shame if Lewis is standing in his way, I really think Kimi could do well if he returned to Mclaren.

It will be Rosberg or Kimi though.
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Re: Kimi's 2010?

Post by syafiqa » 26 Oct 2009, 11:04

Hamy's scared with kimi huh.Coz kimi is too good like him.What a shame :zz:

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Owh cmon..we need kimi going back to Mcca.He belong there..and please lewis,dont act like a kid..(eventhough the truth is he still a kid)try to get along with your big brother.then everything will fine :p

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Re: Kimi's 2010?

Post by swca92 » 26 Oct 2009, 11:53

If I'm honest, I don't really care where he ends up next year. He's a good driver, but I hate sportsmen who don't give it everything and try their hardest. And Kimi often doesn't, look at some of his performances the last 2 seasons.

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Re: Kimi's 2010?

Post by sejtur » 26 Oct 2009, 19:08

swca92 wrote:If I'm honest, I don't really care where he ends up next year. He's a good driver, but I hate sportsmen who don't give it everything and try their hardest. And Kimi often doesn't, look at some of his performances the last 2 seasons.



Claiming stuff while you don't even know it and Kimi says otherwise... oh well. :roll::
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Re: Kimi's 2010?

Post by amoljoshi » 26 Oct 2009, 19:29

sejtur wrote:
swca92 wrote:If I'm honest, I don't really care where he ends up next year. He's a good driver, but I hate sportsmen who don't give it everything and try their hardest. And Kimi often doesn't, look at some of his performances the last 2 seasons.



Claiming stuff while you don't even know it and Kimi says otherwise... oh well. :roll::


Well I just leave these comments as if i have n`t read it mate. :O

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