F1 » Citroën boss: Raikkonen can join Renault – but I doubt he will


Former F1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen is free to rejoin the grand prix grid with Lotus Renault GP as a replacement for the injured Robert Kubica this year, Citroën Sport director Olivier Quesnel concedes - but he doubts the Finn will...

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ed - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 3:26 PM
Last Edited 1410 days ago

when kimi was asked pointblank if he will consider driving for renault he said "idontknowletsseewhathappens
atthemomenttheteamisdoingagoodjob
butanythingcanhappeninthefuture
andforsureIwanttodriveforachampionshipwinning
teambutthatfatfrenchfrogwontwantme
torallyandwontgivemeanyofhisicecreamtheidiot".

Love F1 - Unregistered

February 09, 2011 3:31 PM

If it 'does' happen, I hope he has his motivation back. I've always wanted to measure his raw speed against Vettel's. And short of being in the same team, this is probably the closest we'll get to it.

Also, it would be great to have a 7-way shootout for the championship, especially if Brawn can give Michael the car he needs to join the party! :-)

matto3227

February 09, 2011 3:57 PM

Im a HUGE Raikkonen fan and would give ANYTHING to see him fly through Eau Rouge again... But this move will NOT happen. Kimi is committed to rallying, he has had to stump up his own money this season to set up & run the DS3 and all his plans are in place for the year. Above all Renault burnt the bridge with Kimi last year with all the name dropping.
Theres to much pissing about by the Renault management. They have been quoted as saying that they won't be rushed on a driver and will decide after the BARCELONA test! Sorry boys but by this stage the only driver that you'll get is Brunno. If they were hoping to get a big name driver in the car then it had to be done NOW! By the time the Barca test is done there will be no testing for the potential new driver to get used to the car, the season will only be 2 weeks away & Kimi will be about to start his 2nd WRC event. He won't bail at this point, and to be honest it wouldnt surprise me if Heidfeld & Liuzzi were already signed up elsewhere.

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