F1 » Raikkonen ready to move on after frustrating weekend

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted that taking points from the Canadian Grand Prix was a rare high point in a difficult weekend.

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June 13, 2012 10:06 AM

I believe Kimi will come off 2nd best this season Grosjean is a couple of points behind but not for long. Its refreshing to have raw and young talents like Perez and Grosjean coming through with their take no prisoners attitude, reminds me of Hertfordshire boy back in the day when he set a load of British records.

I have not seen the likes of DiResta showing this type of raw talent although being a decent driver.

Angelina - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 10:17 AM

When u are talking about Grosjean as young, u r forgetting that defending double world champion Sebastian Vettel is younger than him by more than an year and so were many WDC's during their rookie years.

About Perez, Vettel won his first WDC at 23, starting the year and season 2010 at 22 yrs ie. when he was as old as Perez.

Vettel and Hamilton r the only talented youngsters. Might not b youngsters or raw anymore though.

Angelina - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 10:23 AM

Kimi is overrated. I used to like him till 2009 but now I am hating the hype around him. The guy can't even crack a smile and people talk about his personality. I can't understand how he is liked when Vettel who is really very handsome,always smiling, joking and always winning is hated.

BATJ - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 10:35 AM

they love him for his laidback attitude...i personally think he's lost some edge this year and may have big trouble with Gro. At least the car is capable of podiums so no excuse there.

Angelina - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 10:59 AM

I don't rate Grosjean because of his first stint in F1. He sucked in 2009. So did Kimi in 2008 and 2009. Kimi lost interest in winning WDC titles after winning one, unlike Vettel who was motivated after winning. Kimi's attitude sucks.
If Grosjean can get podiums, I expect Kimi to win and qualify above Grosjean which he is incapable of.Kimi has lost his edge and motivation not sure if its because of his age or being away from F1 or its because of being overweight (which he always was).


June 13, 2012 11:49 AM
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After using the whole allocation of tyres in qualifying, he managed his tyres (live timing showed him improve his lap times on almost every lap of the stint with very little drop off), and the same during the second stint, only people quicker at the end of the race were Perez (newer tyres by one lap). Ricciardo (newer tyres by 17 laps) and Vettel (tyres only 8 laps old). He lost out to only Perez of the one stoppers), beat Kobayashi, Di Resta, Massa and Button who all started ahead of him (Schumacher retired), passed by 'none' of the two stoppers who started behind him, so after another tough weekend (involving an excercise tyre management) he still scored enough points to remain ahead of Grosjean in the standings and move on to Valencia, where with fewer issues during the lead up, I'm expecting a much more representative result


June 13, 2012 12:19 PM

blzbub. (is it just me, or did you change the way your name is spelt???)

This situation where the race is won or lost, depending on tyres, is ruining the sport. kimi is ahead of grosjean, purely because of grosjeans three dnfs, so i believe that grosjean has coped better with his tyres.

i see that pirelli are testing a new HARD compound, but dont want to use it as it could "spoil the current racing"!!! to the contrary, it might actually improve the RACING!

jolie - Unregistered

June 13, 2012 12:59 PM

you got to be kidding, right? why is it necessary for him to smile and do things just for the sake of it. every1s different and that's how kimi is. this is the same crap that i hear about stoner in motogp.


June 13, 2012 1:05 PM

Richard, I agree that Grosjean is doing a very good job with the tyres (he stopped two laps after Alonso and had enough performance to catch and pass him later in the race), Kimi is still getting up to speed with tyres. I also agree that we aren't very likely to see the performances from Kimi where his team have to 'beg' him to slow down, the tyres have put paid to that, running out of tyres used to be punshed by having to make an extra pit stop, now, going (relatively) slower from the outset seems wrong!

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