F1 » Raikkonen gets approval for NASCAR debut

Kimi Raikkonen set to make NASCAR debut in May according to spokesperson

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marsion2010@yahoo.com - Unregistered

March 31, 2011 6:35 PM

I have to admire any racer will to move out of his comfort zone, and put his reputation on the line by trying something new.
Say what you will about nascar, and some of it may be right, but the fact is at short tracks like Martinsville they often have
43 cars within about a half second of each other. Many good road racers have failed at tracks like that.


March 31, 2011 6:37 PM

he is doing what most racers used to/would love to do, he has plenty of time to do le mans, v8, dtm etc. and given the chance to 'race' in as many other series as possible, i say go for it, he just wants to race

DW - Unregistered

March 31, 2011 6:46 PM

I really can't understand why some people are taking this so personally.

Kimi is probably less of a F1 fan than most people on here. If you remember correctly, he got into F1 with less than 20 single seater races ... as a youngster it was never his goal & he never had drivers as hero's.
Compare that to every single driver on the grid this season, who's life ambition has been f1.

Kimi came, he saw, he conquered ... now he's enjoying his life & trying other things.
Who here wouldn't do exactly the same?

Clint - Unregistered

March 31, 2011 7:26 PM

How many other drivers have done this ?
Definitely a first !
Is it for money....?(I think not)
Is it for fame.....? (definitely not)
Is it because it seemed a good idea at the time for a laugh ....? (Most likely)

Wish I had these opportunities AND get paid for it !!!
He has to do something with his time, why not this ?

motmoto - Unregistered

March 31, 2011 7:28 PM

The Ice Man to NASCRAP? What a huge waste of talent. Any ***** with a southern accent can drive a 70's technology sled in a circle. What a Joke! Driving talent need not apply in the bump-and-run,, floor it from flag, Pro Wrestling class fan base, long standing Joke of America, series! Time to puke.

DW - Unregistered

March 31, 2011 8:32 PM

@ motmoto

Sounds like a typical 'elitist' 'class segmented' 'we have all the culture & history & technology' European motorsport fan comment.

European motorsport & F1 in particular is based on stroking the egos & bowing to the whims of the few, while the masses get the scraps.

US motorsport is about giving the fan as much close racing, action & entertainment as possible ... often at the expense of 'technology'. Sponsors are encouraged to engage the fans, while in europe sponsors engage VIP's, circuits & racing is based around the fan, in Europe it's about other crap (look at Tilke's 'artworks').

Dean Dean

March 31, 2011 8:34 PM

Gillett would be pushing for this...he only plays with the big names lest anyone forget his miserable input to Liverpool F.C...a few NHL, NBA, Major League Soccer teams...ANYTHING that can be franchised in fact, how about a fat slice of Iceman inc, the red neck brigade will love Kimi but he should make sure you don't sign on the dotted line until you get Gillett to jump through hoops...you could gain a few quid but only giving something up for this guy..if it all goes wrong, far more importantly is you could lose a lot lot more than just a race drive here Kimi..

looneytunes - Unregistered

March 31, 2011 8:37 PM

believe it or not there is a world outside of f1 where people do actually overtake people you slag him off but ask yourself a question is he money orientated no ,would lewis dare try no way

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