By then BMW and Renault had stopped using KERS. None of the cars he passed had KERS. Using the run off was an advantage there because instead of being tucked up behind Trulli he was able to deploy KERS and blast past, and get a run on Kubica. The Ferrari drivers did the same thing at other points in the season, Raikkonen and Massa both did it at Silverstone on the first corner for example.
I'm not disputing Kimi's driving talent here, I know Raikkonen fans can be very defensive
, but this is not Kimi's third finest moment.
We are just saying that he didn't use KERS in the run-off area
I also don't think that the start of that race is Räikkönen's 3rd finest moment.
donald29 wrote:Funny now to think he was only given a Super License provisional for the first few races.
I never understood Sauber's position in that story; why he went through all that trouble to get the boy racing. It was not just the theatre about the superlicense but the problems with Helmut Marko and Red Bull and the money that meant for Sauber.
I wanted to ask Sauber in Jerez about it, but I didn't dare (even if I had lunch with him one of the days)
But I asked Roger Benoit instead.
Benoit is the journalist of Blick and he is a close friend of Sauber. He confirmed me that it was all Michael Schumacher's fault
The day of that first test in 2000 in Italy, Schumacher really went to Sauber when he got out of his car and asked him who was driving the Sauber. He also told Petter Sauber to get the boy under contract immediately. Sauber knows that's not the kind of thing that Schumacher usually does and he offered Räikkönen the contract that same evening. Schumacher's words were also enough for Sauber to go through all the head aches he had to go to have Kimi racing. Benoit also told me that Sauber is such a pig-headed person that Marko's behaviour only made Sauber feel more and more sure about his decision