F1 » Raikkonen returns - but not with Williams

Kimi Raikkonen will be back in F1 next season, but not with the team many expected him to link up with....

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JIM - Unregistered

November 30, 2011 3:57 AM

This is fantastic news!

Kimi simply returned cos he wants to race. And he has nothing to lose: Money's in the bank, a F1 WC trophy on the shelve - or most likely in Kimi's case actually "donno, its somewhere in the storage room, i guess" - and as we know, he doesn't give a s--- what anyone thinks of him.

This is really, really great news for F1.


November 30, 2011 6:33 AM

Seems a lot of people believe Kimi will do wonders for Lotus Renault. Don't get too excited. The game has changed, some of the drivers who were still on the make when Kimi last raced F1 have now arrived (ala Vettel), and Kimi has got a bit older.

I've got no idea how it will go with Kimi. I'm just happy to sit back, observe and allow myself to be surprised.

JIM - Unregistered

November 30, 2011 6:44 AM

Googoplex, I don't think anyone has huge expectations (if any) towards Kimi. And let's be frank, you cannot battle with the top teams on Lotus-Renault. Or you couldn't in 2011 anyway.

But that doesn't change the fact that Kimi is definitely a true F1 warrior, an aggressive driver who is nro3 on the "fastest laps in F1" list in it's entire history.

Kimi will certainly inject a certain amount of energy in F1. Who knows, maybe he'll stay for 1 season, maybe he'll stay 10.
No one knows what'll happen with this guy. And THAT's the point!

Clondikemike - Unregistered

November 30, 2011 11:41 AM

I would be interested to know the contract that has tempted Kimi back and to LRGP.
There is obviously some cash input involved here and from the sounds of it some sort of "buy in" to the team rather than a pay for a seat. This would add a new dimension if it is the case. I doubt Kubica is returning as Petrov is contracted and Kubs is out of contract.
Also if Kimi stays interested long enough it won't be a one year cut and run deal. There is more to this than simply Kimi returning.
He said in his interview it wasn't the driving that turned him off but everything else about F1. Well that hasn't changed so whats in Kimis contract that has tempted him back then??

yawn - Unregistered

November 30, 2011 8:34 PM

Hope he doesn't get too many podiums, his interviews are enough to send you to sleep.Doesn't want to do pr , hates talking to the media. What a role model.


December 01, 2011 10:53 PM

Welcome back iceman, this should warm things up - pun intended!
I couldn't care less what he does in front of a camera or with a microphone stuck in front of his face, he's there to race not be a tv personality or a role model.

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