F1 » Prost warns 'lazy' Raikkonen against F1 sabbatical


F1 legend Alain Prost warns 2007 world champion and Ferrari evictee Kimi Raikkonen that he may not find it as easy as he thinks to breeze back into a drive in 2011 should he pursue his plan of taking a year off to go rallying

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, - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 10:38 AM

I would like like Heidfeld to take the merc spot, he deserves it cause he has beaten every team mate hes had (except for da man Jean Alesi) ppl might say he didnt beat Kubica but he has 06 07 and 09 and cause hes german he doesnt get much good drives so i hope. One of Heidfelds team mates were Kimi (01) if you dont agree theres no need to get angry and post a comment bout it.

FreddyFreeloader - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 10:54 AM

Prost is dead on about Kimi. Brilliant driver but too remote, too distant. That's exactly why Ferrari sacked him. No doubt about his skill and speed but Ferrari could not get on with him.

richard

November 27, 2009 11:07 AM

prost may be wrong. kimi has inherrent speed, but he has lost motivation. a years break could recharge his batteries and he could come back hungrier. but he needs to keep racing in some discipline, so that the teams can assess his future potential.

You What ! - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 11:13 AM

Prost is spot on with this comment, If Raikkonen really was a motivated F1 driver he would be doing everything within his power to secure the seat at Mercedes Gp, If he takes a year out he will have no option but to return with one of the mid field runners, Kimi is way off what he thinks his worth is in F1, You have to earn the right to drive one of the top cars on the grid, (unless you are Hamilton of course). It will be sad to see him go But Mercedes is his last chance saloon, and by 2011 that option won't be there either !

Jumper289 - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 11:19 AM

As i understand it he is being paid by Ferrari a kings ransom NOT to race in F1 in 2010 but loses this pay off if he does race for another team-so I ask you what would you do in the same situation?
So what if he does like to party it's just a pity that he is as boring a hell when you stick a microphone in front of him
No one knows for certain how F1 will turn out with the new rules and teams so maybe it's a smart move to stay on the sidelines next year and figure out which team offers him the best chance of winning the title in 2011

Taz - Unregistered

November 27, 2009 11:27 AM

@Jumper289

Yeah, if he joins another team he gets 6 million or so less as in theory another team would pay him that.

He likes to party....so what, good for him. They are all so boring and PR drones these days it's refreshing to see someone stick two fingers up at that culture.

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