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Jacques Villeneuve says Kimi Raikkonen didn't deserve the 2007 F1 title

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Mark _

August 17, 2011 8:37 PM

Regardless of all the stupid things that JV and Eddie Irvine typically say they sure are a refreshing change from the typical driver interview.

On this particular comment I get the feeling that JV is confusing/combining 2008 and 2007. Even if Massa had won in Brazil he would not have won the title.

elijah - Unregistered

August 17, 2011 8:42 PM

Kimi Matias Raikkonen(born 17 October 1979 in Espoo), nicknamed Iceman, is a Finnish racecar driver. After nine seasons racing in Formula One, he only won one F1 drivers title in 2007 after Lewis Hamilton gifted it. Raikkonen has always carried great expectations from his fans and his teams but in practice delivers very little. Raikkonen: lazy icy indifference .

sanky - Unregistered

August 17, 2011 9:04 PM

Kimi at any day is way way better than Massa......I dnt know hw tis guy can even compare him with Massa...Kimi was on the level of Alonso,Vettel and Hamilton!!!

tepesvoda - Unregistered

August 17, 2011 9:27 PM

It was Alonso's and Hamilton's championship to loose - and they did because of internal strife and Ron Deni's favoritism of Hamilton. Ferrari allowed Kimi to pass Massa in the last pit stop in the last race and yes, Kimi became champion ! Cannot fault Ferrari for this and Kimi might not have had the best season - but he fully deserves to be a F1 champion !!

elijah - Unregistered

August 17, 2011 10:05 PM

@sanky

You make no sense when you say,
" Kimi at any day is way way better than Massa ".

Take a look at their results:

2007 Raikkonen 3 poles 6 wins to Massa 6 poles 3 wins.
2008 Raikkonen 3 poles 3 wins to Massa 6 poles 6 wins.

Massa was as good as Kimi and was steadily improving up untill has accident.

sanky - Unregistered

August 17, 2011 10:16 PM

@ elijah: u r only referring it on a statistical basis..i might agree that Kimi's commitment level was questionable compared to Massa but no way his driving skills...you only have to look at 2003,2005, ,2007 races..the kind of racing which Kimi did against Alonso,Schumi ....Massa was good in the fast car but really not quite as good as Kimi

Marybeth - Unregistered

August 17, 2011 10:46 PM

It's ok Jacques. I have a tendency to want to show all of my ignorance at once too.
Sanky, At Schu's insistence, as a multi-million $ consultant at Ferrari, insisted that Kimi have to run 2nd to Massa after he won the WDC in Ferrari. It is amazing that Kimi did as well as he did with Ferrari stacking it all against him in '08 & '09. How many WDCs are demoted & fired after they win the WDC for their team? Pure brilliance.

elijah - Unregistered

August 17, 2011 10:58 PM

@sanky

I agree kimi' has the driving skills but I don't understand why he can't deliver consistent commitment to the task . He comes across as being bored very quickly so the performance he can deliver inevitably drops off .If he could have only sorted his head out he would have achieved much more.

What is he doing now. Has he got bored again and dropped off ?

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