F1 » Raikkonen drops hint that F1 is now a closed book


Having refused to give anything away for so long regarding his future plans, former F1 World Champion-turned-World Rally Championship convert Kimi Raikkonen has offered the clearest indication yet that there will be no going back

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JP - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 3:10 PM

Actually, Kimi has stated quite a while ago directly in the Finnish press that he has no intention whatsoever to return to F1.

No suprise there. I must say that I like the guy much more these days than I ever did during the F1 days. By the way Kimi is these days (on a good mood and enjoying life) as another Finn I'm very happy for him. And considering what F1 really is these days, WHY would he come back? It just doesn't make any sense.

Truth - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 4:25 PM

Very overrated driver, bizarre how some people insist he's the fastest driver in the world. Here are the FACTS of his time as Massa's teammate:

POLES
Massa 12
Kimi 5

WINS
Massa 9
Kimi 8

POINTS
Massa 213
Kimi 195

And Massa is about 0.5s a lap slower than Alonso.

blah - Unregistered

August 20, 2010 6:14 PM

Kimi is proof that 95% of F1 don't understand the sport at all. How hard can it be to understand that drivers have "setup" preference that affects their speed.

Kimi "got beat" by Massa, because the car was designed to understeer. NOT because he is a slow driver.
Alonso beats Massa, because they both like an understeering car so Alonso can drive at his absolute limit as too.

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