F1 » Raikkonen sets tongues wagging with F1 visit

Could Kimi Raikkonen be considering an F1 return with one of the sport's less successful teams of recent times?

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September 19, 2011 2:16 PM
Last Edited 1602 days ago

The trouble with ice is it melts away.

Posters neil and cas, described his boredom , lack of motivation and commitment to any team.

And matto3227 said, he does change his mind all the time.

Raikkonen certainly does not have the commitment of a great like Schumacher.

Dream on F1 petrol heads, dream on.


September 19, 2011 2:45 PM

It was described on another site as a social call, I can't really see Kimi doing social calls unless there was some free vodka or maybe an icecream on offer. Or perhaps he was just needing a sh*t and dropped in to use the toilet.
Whatever the reason it would be nice to see Kimi back, there's just not enough drunk madmen in F1.

phastur - Unregistered

September 19, 2011 3:56 PM
Last Edited 1602 days ago

Tealeaf, very well stated. But please be reminded that the reason Kimi didn't sign with MCL was not because he wanted more money from them....the reason (and everyone seems to forget) was that Ferrari would not payout his owed salary unless he took a sabatical. Williams will be more competitive n/ season with a Renault power plant and some key individual appointments....besides it would just fill the gap until Weber retires. I say do it Kimster.


September 19, 2011 4:36 PM

It would be brilliant to see him back... he's one of the most talented drivers I've ever seen... he's fantastic to watch and if he comes back next year that'll mean there will be 6 world champions on the grid, I'll pay money to see that anyway he is young enough if he gets a good car he can still win another championship.

magic8 - Unregistered

September 19, 2011 4:58 PM

Kimi isn't interested in F1, whatever the reason for his visit it wasn't for a drive. And why do people in case have the attitude that F1 is is only series where a driver wants to be? WRC is a top series and a very difficult one that. Kimi has done a great job this year so far in WRC. For someone with his level of experience he is doing really well.


September 19, 2011 5:38 PM

When Kimi Raikkonen was dropped by FERRARI his first interests/commitment was to money and not to F1 racing, the following will explain the facts at that time.
The terms with FERRARI, if he leaves F1 he will receive 17 million euro in severance pay which was half the 34 million euro he was earning.
If he drives for another team in 2010 he will get 10 million euro.
The mclaren offer was 6 million euro the same as Button was offered.
The result, he decided to earn more money sitting on his sofa in Switzerland than racing for mclaren.

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