F1 » Boullier: If Raikkonen really wants Renault seat, he must prove it

Renault F1 team principal Eric Boullier has warned former world champion Kimi Raikkonen that any return to the grand prix grid in 2011 must be made for only the right reasons

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September 27, 2010 12:45 PM

Bullshit. How do you figure that?

He only won the title he has because McLaren kept tripping over themselves. It's not like Kimi was a dominating force or anything. He was no Alonso or Schumacher.

Manxie - Unregistered

September 27, 2010 1:06 PM

Stay away Kimi, you've lost your mojo with McL, then rather too quickly at Ferrari and who's to say that Renault will really tickle you for longer than half a season before you start losing interest - yet again.

Stay with WRC, have a much better 2011 season as this season you were shi$e, and if you then decide you REALLY want to come back to F1 one, by all means.

Taz - Unregistered

September 27, 2010 1:27 PM


Bit harsh saying he was sh1te, he has shown the speed just not the consistency, jumping from circuit racing to rallying isn't easy even for a driver of his talent.

I'd like to see him having another crack at WRC but happy to see him back in F1.

Petrov isn't really getting better so this story isn't going to go away.


September 27, 2010 1:39 PM
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I think it will be difficult for Boullier to fully figure out from a meeting if Kimi REALLY wants to come back for the right reasons... it's very easy to sit in those types of meetings and say the right things, especially when you have the Robertson's as your manager's...
Wht Kimi needs to do is show that he is not about the money,take a small pay packet or set it in a way that he is paid by his performances. This would be the ideal way to show that he is for real. However,i do also think that Renault should consider that Raikkonen would be set to make a hell of alot of money if he stayed in rally with the potentail bidding war Red Bull & Monster are about to get into.

Above all IF Renault are serious about their short term goal of winning titles they need to put the best drivers possible in the car.And no matter what anyone says, on the current market, that IS Raikkonen. FACT

DawgShite! - Unregistered

September 27, 2010 1:54 PM

Bullshit. How do you figure that?

He only won the title he has because McLaren kept tripping over themselves. It's not like Kimi was a dominating force or anything. He was no Alonso or Schumacher.
Posted by RawDawg

Hey a55wipe, didn't you ever see Kimi when he drove for Mclaren. Not a dominating force my ****, he was the fastest driver in the field when he drove for Mclaren. If Merc had made reliable engines he would be a multi WC.

Jose - Unregistered

September 27, 2010 2:10 PM

F1 and money is in the spotlight again...
That pay driver thing has to go. Kimi is the best F1 driver available. Really Renult has just two cards to play.

1. Put Kimi in the seat, Yes it going to cost money. Remember nothing in F1 comes cheap!

2. Keep your #2 driver, enjoy that welfare
check, and keep on, keeping on...Cool!

Are you willing to "Pay" to get a shot at the WDC, really its that simple.

Eric Boullier, you only ave two choices. Cut the crap, do the deal or just
move on.



September 27, 2010 2:15 PM

If, and's, but's, woulda, coulda, shoulda - none count worth a hill of beans. His one title was gifted to him. Period. Rookie Hamilton had him measured. And Alonso has beaten him to the title twice. So to say he would have already won the title this year is foolishness and back up by nothing at all.

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