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Adam Parr says Kimi Raikkonen would 'energise' Williams but refuses to be drawn on 2012 plans

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November 02, 2011 11:19 AM
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I think Raikkonen's return would undoubtably by a great thing! Not only for the team, but the sport!
Williams see next season as a new era in their story with a new engine deal, new design team and new title sponsers. Why waste another season with Barrichello & Maldonado achieving next to nothing. It seems pretty clear that due to the cash that Maldo brings with him, he will be safe at the team. However it seems 100% sure that they ARE going to change the line up. From what i have read from Raikkonen, he is VERY hungry to get back into Formula 1. It would bring an incredible level of interest in the team from the public and much greater levels of coverage. It can only be seen as a win / win situation for the team surely??? Even if Kimi isn't straight up to speed, the coverage will compensate for that?
Everybody is keen to see this happen, even the drivers seem excited at the chance to have Kimi back on the grid. It would be a massive boost for the sport in general. Why wouldn't you wa

Rob01 - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 11:41 AM

It would be a joke if he came back. He would try out the car and find it mid pack at best. Every weekend we would hear mumbling combined with a half a ssed effort. He has toured the globe trying to find happiness. Alls he found was sex, drugs and rock and roll. Nothing he has attempted outside of F1 has worked. He seems to think showing up is enough.


November 02, 2011 11:48 AM

@ Rob01
"Alls he found was sex, drugs and rock and roll" Seriously...What are you talking about???
If you actually read ANY of the interview's he done recently, you'd know that he fully understands and is happy that he is only going to get a mid pack car. But when there is only 1 winning car on the grid it really doesn't matter so much. If your going to make negative comment at least make it an educated and justifed one...

bojan - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 11:48 AM

Does this remind anyone else of Schumacher coming out of retirement to drive for Mercedes? Except that Raikkonen never had and never will have Schumacher's level of dedication.

He was a worthy world champion last time round, but I doubt if he will be the saviour of Williams now. But he may bring money and sponsorship which I think is the main consideration Williams would like him.

Rob01 - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 11:52 AM

matto, it's you who needs a clue. His is useless. I followed him from F1 to all of his stops along the way. When he came for his Nascar test, he spent more time with bands,partying and mumbling. I am telling you straight up that he is a useless F1 driver. He would just be taking up space. WHY DO YOU THINK FERRARI PAID HIM TO TAKE A HIKE? Do you have an answer for that one Matto. Ferrari told ice cream boy to hit the road and never come back.


November 02, 2011 12:02 PM
Last Edited 1559 days ago

Rob01... They paid him to "take a hike" because they wanted the GOD that is Fernando Alonso in their car, and for him to bring all his dirt Spanish sponsorship money with him too.
How'd that work out for them... Ow yeh, 2 seasons, no titles... Worth every penny!
Say what you like, but he IS a world champion, he DID win the title in his 1st season with Ferrari & he would blow Rubens or Maldo out of the water with ease! FACT!
Useless F1 driver = World Champion... Nice work!

Yoda401 - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 12:02 PM

@Rob01 what version of F1 were you watching during Raikkonen's career? A driver you claim to be 'useless' was worthy world champion and runner-up twice and was widely regarded as the fastest F1 river on the grid with 35 fastest laps. Everyone knows what went on at Ferrari - they kicked out their world champion driver in favour of a cheat, but Raikkonen remained a professional and has never bad mouthed them once for it. Ferrari also favoured Massa in 2008 and designed the car around Massa in 2009. As soon as Massa got injured and Ferrari had no choice but to support Raikkonen, he started getting results again. To win in that DOG of an F60 was actually incredible.

john - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 12:09 PM

During 2008~2009 Schumy was declared the mentor for Massa and with his influence, Ferrari was forced to build the car around Massa to ensure his "pupil" had the edge. Go find out how many races did Schumy spoil for Kimi by making wrong judgement calls at the pits. On purpose ? Go figure.

Rob01 - Unregistered

November 02, 2011 12:12 PM

I never said his whole career. I am saying he is useless as tits on a bull NOW. And I stand by that comment. Anyone signing him would be stupid.


November 02, 2011 12:15 PM

rob. " nothing he has attempted outside f1 has worked" ?? you obviously do not watch wrc. kimi is quite competitive there, usually running in top 7 or 8, barring a few crashes. to be an unknown privateer newcomer, and to be up among the works drivers is no mean feat. he can even beat the wonder boy works ford driver, matt wilson! and that is no mean feat. (right, taz?).
if kimi comes back, he is brave enough to come to a lower mid field team, unlike schumi who came into a team who were wcc, and who were promising to be wdc challengers immediately. so more kudos to kimi.

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