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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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Mercedes
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Other
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Total votes: 22

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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by sejtur » 19 Jul 2009, 17:18

Yea ofcourse he's happy, he's an F1 WDC now. That was his main goal. Now, he wants to repeat it.
Just look at the interview. :O
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by AzShadow » 19 Jul 2009, 17:41

sejtur wrote:AZShadow, how do you know that Kimi's twitter is false? It's been there since a half year, and he doesn't update very often. When he does, he sounds like kimi, only he says lol. :confused: How do you know it?
Really, it's not him and you can see it from the sentences quite quickly. I've heard some other drivers have a twitter account of their own, which sounds pretty neat, but trust me, that isn't Kimi. :O
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by Zack » 19 Jul 2009, 18:01

blizzard wrote:
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phil1993 wrote:Santander would pay Alonso's contract - problem solved


Yes, but on the other hand Ferrari could use the money from Santander for aero development. Now that the budget cap won´t come. So after making all the calculations, there is still a big amount of money, which could have been used in a better way than paying someone who is no longer a member of the team.

Why not sacking Massa and keeping Kimi?

Much less expensive and Kimi has more natural talent. :)


Firstly,Kimi is more expensive than Massa. I don't know why you hate massa so much ....


Come on mate, don´t exagerrate my post :O
I don´t hate Massa. And it´s right what phil said, Felipe is doing a good job this season so far.
It was only a suggestion, to regard the other side of the medal. People are only talking about Kimi getting sacked, but Massa earns much less, so his compensation would be much lower than Kimi´s. And Kimi has also won a championship and Massa not.

I think you mixed the part up with Massa and Kimi´s wages. I was talking about that sacking Kimi would be much more expensive than sacking Massa and you tell me that Kimi is more expensive...that´s exactly what I posted before :)

i didn't exaggerate anything ... you desperately want Alonso in Ferrari. :lol: Believe me Ferrari is never going remove Massa. Both Massa - Kimi have lost and won WDC very closely. I dare to say so called Kimi's "natural talent" is either dead or lost!. So if someone has to go it should be Kimi not Massa on current performance basis.

Btw, i didn't disagree want phil said :p .. but have to add with wind tunnel and other restriction more funds won't help like before. Ferrari has already built brand new simulator .. ''hmm'' CFD

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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by phil1993 » 19 Jul 2009, 18:16

I want Kimi in the Brawn, Alonso in the Ferrari and Rubi in a new team. Done!

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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by blizzard » 20 Jul 2009, 09:53

phil1993 wrote:I want Kimi in the Brawn, Alonso in the Ferrari and Rubi in a new team. Done!


Sounds quite good, although I would prefer:

Hamilton in the Brawn, Kimi in the McLaren, Vettel in the Red Bull and Alonso and Button in the Ferrari. :)
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by phil1993 » 20 Jul 2009, 09:55

Super Brit team Hamilton and Button in Brawn
Super Finn team Raikkonen and Kovalainen in McLaren
Super lol team Villeneuve and Barrichello in USF1 :p

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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by JoostLamers » 20 Jul 2009, 10:52

phil1993 wrote:Super Brit team Hamilton and Button in Brawn
Super Finn team Raikkonen and Kovalainen in McLaren
Super lol team Villeneuve and Montoya in USF1 :p
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by blizzard » 20 Jul 2009, 14:39

I think if Montoya returns you would get a problem Joost.
I can´t see Lewis and Monty get along quite well :n

Two guys who like to put the hammer down, sounds like a lot of damaged front wings :p
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by MayF1 » 22 Jul 2009, 10:36

Kimi is one of those drivers that doesn't care about a 1 or 2 points. If he thinks he can win he an do everything just to win (e.g spa 2008).

he helped Ferrari and Massa to try to ge both titles.

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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by phil1993 » 22 Jul 2009, 10:37

MayF1 wrote:Kimi is one of those drivers that doesn't care about a 1 or 2 points. If he thinks he can win he an do everything just to win (e.g spa 2008).

he helped Ferrari and Massa to try to ge both titles.


That is a problem though...

You need a driver that will go for those points as they could be crucial...

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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by HandoZiZle » 22 Jul 2009, 16:59

blizzard wrote:I think if Montoya returns you would get a problem Joost.
I can´t see Lewis and Monty get along quite well :n

Two guys who like to put the hammer down, sounds like a lot of damaged front wings :p

Well, Montoya have to be able to fit in the car which mean less McDonalds.
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by phil1993 » 22 Jul 2009, 17:07

Well McDonalds are gonna sponsor USF1 I think so maybe they'll make the cockpit wider and have JPM as its global ambassador :p

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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by HandoZiZle » 22 Jul 2009, 17:43

phil1993 wrote:Well McDonalds are gonna sponsor USF1 I think so maybe they'll make the cockpit wider and have JPM as its global ambassador :p

HAHAHA i guess they won't run KERS seeing the car is already heavy enough.
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by HandoZiZle » 22 Jul 2009, 17:44

MayF1 wrote:Kimi is one of those drivers that doesn't care about a 1 or 2 points. If he thinks he can win he an do everything just to win (e.g spa 2008).

he helped Ferrari and Massa to try to ge both titles.

Well those one or two points are crucial. Look at 2007 when Kimi won the title, that 8th place finish in Monaco is very crucial seeing how he won the WDC by a point.
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Re: 2009 Kimi's last season?

Post by Ali » 23 Jul 2009, 16:59

From press conference in Hungarian GP:

Q. (Mark Webber) I've got a question for Kimi. I want to know who's doing Kimi's pace notes? Is he brave man or not?

KR: Yeah. He used to do it before for Tommi Mäkinen, so he should be OK. He's survived until now, so he should be OK.

MW: Honestly, I think it's a real credit to Kimi that he's having a crack at it. It's a really brave thing to do, so I wish Kimi all the best for tackling one of the hardest rallies in the world. We should take our hats off to him, so good luck with it.

KR: Cheers.

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