Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus F1 Team

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 28 Mar 2012, 08:37

Kevin Clark wrote:Image

Ha :lol: Kimi hears Sebastian and right away he thinks Vettel - "I won him in badminton... I won him..." :n

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Post by icemaid » 28 Mar 2012, 09:12

:lol:

When he was in WRC they keep asking him about F1.
Now he is in F1 they ask him about rally... :zz:

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Post by Suomileijona » 28 Mar 2012, 09:32

Lots of thanks for all the pictures and articles!! :) :hug: :thumbsup:

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Post by reppo » 28 Mar 2012, 20:06

http://www.iltalehti.fi/formulat/2012032815384569_fo.shtml (in Finnish)
Raikkonen: I'll put a flag of this country to my car

Wednesday 28/03/2012 at 17:55

Kimi Räikkönen's Lotus race car may soon be decorated with a new flag.

Kimi Raikkonen and staff from Lotus team visited in Lebanon doing public relations after Malaysia race. Raikkonen met on his visit Lebanon's president Michel Suleiman.

According Lebanese President's Office website, Raikkonen said, among other things, his willingness to put a small Lebanese flag into his cars. People of Lotus team agreed to do so.

Lotus staff and Suleiman also discussed inter alia about possibility of building F1 track into Beirut.

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 28 Mar 2012, 20:53

http://biser3a.com/dealers/lotus-cars-official-launch-in-beirut/
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Lotus has officially launched its first branch in Lebanon tonight.

The event, which took place at the MAD nightclub in Nahr el Mot’s seaside, was headlined by 2007 Formula 1 world champion and Lotus F1 team driver Kimi Raikkonen, and many other high personnel and local celebrities.

The company was founded by engineer Colin Chapman in 1952, in England. It successfully raced in Formula 1 between 1958 and 1994, winning the World Contructors’ Championship 5 times.
It recently made its F1 comeback in 2011, with Renault as engine supplier.

The british company is famous for its nippy and lightweight sports cars, with small efficient engines.

Lotus’ current lineup consists of three main models:

Elise – the brand’s smallest model – which is fitted with a 1.8L 4-cylinder engine from Toyota, mated to either a five or six-speed manual gearbox; the car weighs a stunning 910kg.

Evora, the Elise’s bigger sister; weighing 1380kg, it comes with 3.5L engine also from Toyota, developing 276hp and mounted to a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.
The Evora also comes in GTE trim; the Evora GTE is the fastest production Lotus ever, the engine on the GTE is taken from the standard model and tweaked to produce a staggering 444hp!

And finally the Lotus Exige, a faster version of the Elise, featuring an aerodynamically enhanced body kit providing better downforce, and a more powerful, supercharged version of the 1.8 L unit seen on the Elise.

Biser3a exclusive: Kimi Raikkonen during the Lotus Cars' launch in Lebanon



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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by Anelise » 28 Mar 2012, 21:08

Thanks reppo!!!!!!!!! :hug:


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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 29 Mar 2012, 14:11

kimiteamlotus wrote:http://imgur.com/a/6n1GL

Well, it's sure now. Top Gear have effected Kimi's hair style :lol:

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Post by reppo » 29 Mar 2012, 14:15

What did Kimi do in McLaren ''hmm''

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Now he won't get any sleep because the team is dragging him around the world to car shows and to meet politicians and what ever :zz:

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 29 Mar 2012, 14:35

Sure, Kimi had a bad KERS problem in Ferrari :zz:

Lets hope it doesn't come back in Lotus :pray:

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Post by reppo » 29 Mar 2012, 15:17

Interview Kimi Raikkonen and Dany Bahar In Beirut Lotus Launching

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thanks reppo :hug:

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 30 Mar 2012, 10:34

Iltalehti writes
http://www.iltalehti.fi/formulat/2012033015393358_fo.shtml (in Finnish)
that Motorsport Actuell writes
http://www.motorsport-aktuell.com/automobil/frisches-geld-fuer-lotus-4630320.html (in German)
that Lotus gets a huge loan from Proton. Well, it is only 41 million euros which they get - what ever "Entwicklunsgaufwand" means , and it will be used to develop E20 to keep up the pace of top teams. Proton gets an option to buy 50% of Lotus shares from Genii. And what ever else they write in Motorsport Actuell :confused: MAR! :zz:

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Post by Mar » 30 Mar 2012, 14:31

reppo wrote:Iltalehti writes
http://www.iltalehti.fi/formulat/2012033015393358_fo.shtml (in Finnish)
that Motorsport Actuell writes
http://www.motorsport-aktuell.com/automobil/frisches-geld-fuer-lotus-4630320.html (in German)
that Lotus gets a huge loan from Proton. Well, it is only 41 million euros which they get - what ever "Entwicklunsgaufwand" means , and it will be used to develop E20 to keep up the pace of top teams. Proton gets an option to buy 50% of Lotus shares from Genii. And what ever else they write in Motorsport Actuell :confused: MAR! :zz:

I just arrived home after a crazy morning of bureaucracy and now I have to pack and leave for Almería as soon as possible. Do you mind if I take a look later on, when I'm in my family's place?

See ya later, pals.

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Re: Kimi Raikkonen returns to F1 with Lotus Renault GP

Post by reppo » 30 Mar 2012, 14:46

Mar wrote:
reppo wrote:Iltalehti writes
http://www.iltalehti.fi/formulat/2012033015393358_fo.shtml (in Finnish)
that Motorsport Actuell writes
http://www.motorsport-aktuell.com/automobil/frisches-geld-fuer-lotus-4630320.html (in German)
that Lotus gets a huge loan from Proton. Well, it is only 41 million euros which they get - what ever "Entwicklunsgaufwand" means , and it will be used to develop E20 to keep up the pace of top teams. Proton gets an option to buy 50% of Lotus shares from Genii. And what ever else they write in Motorsport Actuell :confused: MAR! :zz:

I just arrived home after a crazy morning of bureaucracy and now I have to pack and leave for Almería as soon as possible. Do you mind if I take a look later on, when I'm in my family's place?

See ya later, pals.

But of course :O Have a nice trip :thumbsup:

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