F1 » Raikkonen 'just didn't have enough tyres'


Kimi Raikkonen was left to settle for another podium finish after finding he didn't have the car to catch Fernando Alonso in Valencia.

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whoelse - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 12:59 PM

Raikkonen driving seems to be 'very' conservative since his comeback. This is not the same Kimi in terms of overtaking.

He overtook Grosjean off the line, and could have made it past mad-donado! Now I know some might well argue that the mad-donado would have taken Kimi out, but i disagree, Raikkonen had the momentum and he could have gone through. Exactly what Grosjean proved when he cut across, like the motorists in India, at the first corner.

Playing it safe, eh Kimi?

gibbon75 - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 1:18 PM

"Raikkonen driving seems to be 'very' conservative since his comeback. This is not the same Kimi in terms of overtaking."

Look at his racecraft and Schumis:they aren't not even the same ballpark.
There is one really important thing everyone seems to forget:Grosjean was a Pirelli development driver last year,he has the best knowledge of these tyres.
Despite this Kimi,was matching his qualy pace this weekend,so it seems he is getting hang of it as well.
Plus Grosjean had the new front wing on his car...

Matt - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 1:51 PM

Kimi arguably lost a title at McLaren due to a combination of unreliability and error on Kimi's part, maybe he has learnt to take 0.5% off in order to get the finishes. He has still mad soe good moves this year, but the Kimi of old was racing on tyres you could punish and get them back, these tyres can't take the same punishment.

whoelse - Unregistered

June 25, 2012 3:13 PM

@gibbon75

New front wing on Grosjean's car? Hmmm.... So it is Gros-tus F1 team after all!
With so many disadvantages( steering wheel, less practice time, no in-season testing, front wing, pirelli tyres experience, sh*t race strategies, biased Team-Principal ) towards Raikkonen, it can no longer be called LotusF1 - the original Lotus will roll over in it's grave - it simply has to be Gros-tus F1 team!

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