Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus F1 Team

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by Kriss » 21 Dec 2011, 21:04

Icemaid75 wrote:Here is a new interview with Kimi!

http://www.lotusrenaultgp.com/8152-KIMI ... er&lang=en


thanks :hug:

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by F1Fan88 » 21 Dec 2011, 21:10

I hope Kimi comes back strong. Unfortunately normally it doesn't turn out that way. Look at previous comebacks like Michael Schumacher, or Jacques Villeneuve. Both great drivers, but came back and had less then par performances. Michael Schumacher still has yet to prove he can even keep pace with Nico Rosberg. I hope kimi proves me wrong.

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by iceman1 » 22 Dec 2011, 12:16

GPUpdate says Kimi will test the 2009 Renault in January.

F1 Racing January edition:
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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by Vida » 22 Dec 2011, 14:21

thank you iceman

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 22 Dec 2011, 16:05

F1Fan88 wrote:I hope Kimi comes back strong. Unfortunately normally it doesn't turn out that way. Look at previous comebacks like Michael Schumacher, or Jacques Villeneuve. Both great drivers, but came back and had less then par performances. Michael Schumacher still has yet to prove he can even keep pace with Nico Rosberg. I hope kimi proves me wrong.


Martin Brundle says his driving style is similar to Michael's. I hope that is not an omen :pray:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOhgI1hQA68

His biggest challenge will be tyres. According BBC they behave very differently from Bridgestones and Vettel has been the best in adapting to them.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/formula_one/15926791.stm

Only six days testing before the first race puts him into tough spot. There isn't much time to develop the car particularly when cars are preset in the factory to each track.

http://www.racer.com/racer-special-f1s-life-on-the-edge/article/219407/

LRGP must work with this years data and hope that the preset fits to Kimi. Hopefully they'll build a car which is enough oversteering since that Kimi can handle better. In Charlotte he even got the attention of Carl Edwards during the race when his car at some point was very loose. It made Carl wonder who is driving that car until he saw Perky Jerky at the back of Kimi's car.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2011-05-28/edwards-on-raikkonen-who-is-that-guy

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 22 Dec 2011, 16:23

Is that real Kimi Räikkönen or someone just pretending:
http://twitter.com/Kimi_Raikkonen

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by Suomileijona » 22 Dec 2011, 16:57

Many thanks for the info! :hug: :thumbsup:

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 23 Dec 2011, 15:35

McLaren's 50 Greatest Drivers
http://www.mclaren.com/page/mclarens-50-greatest-drivers-8
Kimi was moody, mean and motivated. &doh

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by NewF1Boy » 26 Dec 2011, 09:57

reppo wrote:Is that real Kimi Räikkönen or someone just pretending:
http://twitter.com/Kimi_Raikkonen

Someone pretending to be him Image

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 26 Dec 2011, 14:58

Berger would not have brought back Raikkonen
English translation by Google:
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Original German article:

http://www.formel1.de/de/3260/Berger+h%C3%A4tte+R%C3%A4ikk%C3%B6nen+nicht+zur%C3%BCckgeholt/newsID/1672293

Berger interviewed by ORF (in German):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLltbLwMpXA

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 26 Dec 2011, 15:12

NewF1Boy wrote:
reppo wrote:Is that real Kimi Räikkönen or someone just pretending:
http://twitter.com/Kimi_Raikkonen

Someone pretending to be him Image

Looks fake to me too. Why would Kimi stop tweeting when he left F1 and then after two years be suddenly back. His English also looks too good when compared to Kimi's English. ''hmm''

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by Mar » 27 Dec 2011, 09:52

reppo wrote:Berger interviewed by ORF (in German):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLltbLwMpXA


Oh well, at least Berger said Räikkönen has talent and is good for F1. He only called him drunkard and lazy. It could have been really worse: in the same show he said Buemi and Alguersuari are "average" at best. :roll::

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 27 Dec 2011, 11:10

Mar wrote:Oh well, at least Berger said Räikkönen has talent and is good for F1. He only called him drunkard and lazy. It could have been really worse: in the same show he said Buemi and Alguersuari are "average" at best. :roll::

He is weird. He thinks Kimi is good for F1 but looks like not good enough for him to bring Kimi back :n

On the other hand:

Damon Hill reckons Raikkonen has "a couple of more world F1 championships" in him
http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/96841
Kimi clearly divides opinions. Either people like or dislike him. Could be because of his media image ''hmm''

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by frubbs » 27 Dec 2011, 12:30

reppo wrote: Could be because of his media image ''hmm''


his media image is what i like most...
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