F1 » Your views: Why Raikkonen should stick with Lotus


Crash.net reader Joshua Bonser explains why Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen should stick rather than twist if Ferrari come calling for his signature to replace Felipe Massa

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K-15- - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 7:53 PM

Kimster will never go back to that pathetic Ferrari, a team which demeans the term 'racing'. Lotus has a great racing DNA team who are competitive to the hilt. Come this second half of the season: the Iceman and Lotus will tear apart the Ferrari and alonso..

jose - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 9:57 PM

Why in the world would Kimi want to return to Ferrari?
Nothing good would come of it. Noise this is. Makes
little sense. Hell this is not even good press!

Badman, Jose

TusharG - Unregistered

August 20, 2012 10:07 PM

Kimi dont go back to Ferrari. In your last year with Ferrari you were barely faster than Massa so beating Alonso in same Ferrari is not a easy task. However your current performance in Lotus is more pleasure to watch than in Ferrari. Stick with the Lotus.

Marybeth - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 12:36 AM

Josh, I am one of those who believes that Kimi is 2nd driver at Lotus based on things I have read, I read the following comment on another article, "stormwarning says. @gelb14 - regarding his qualifying pace, I would have to agree on the whole, but in Hungary he was on to beat Romain's time when the team told him to abort and pit at the end, presumably to save tyres. He should have started that race from 2nd. Posted: 30/07/12 11:00am In Canada, Lotus could not get differential fixed for quals, even though they knew Fri. practice. At Silverstone, Lotus could not fix Kimi's Kers fixed for quals, but could for the race. I believe EB's favorite is RG & he will do anything thing he can to make sure RG quals. ahead of Kimi. I believe that it is more important to EB to get RG higher in the points than getting a win. EB took a test day, one of the few anymore, from Kimi & gave it to RG at Mugello. EB is RG's personal manager & a fellow French countryman.

Marybeth - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 12:38 AM

cont'd.
Why would Kimi want to stay?
If Kimi is going to have to run 2nd, he might as well run it at Ferrari. I believe that it would pay better than Lotus. And, on the very outside of far-flung ideas, I remember Domenicali saying sometime back that Alonso can be, difficult. Maybe Domenicali would like to have someone who can balance out FA & maybe replace him as #1. Kimi is the quicker, better driver. SD knew Kimi when he was still there & maybe he longs for the good old calm days of the Iceman again ?
Ferrari paid Kimi $20 mil to sit 2010 out so they would not have to run against him & 2 years in rallying have improved Kimi.
Maybe Kimi could get a performance clause with Ferrari as Vettel has at RBR?

Bugoy - Unregistered

August 21, 2012 1:57 AM

Who among you predicted that lotus is a top team this year? Last year Lotus was miles away from mercedes for 5th place. Kimi took Lotus from a mid-field team to a one of the top teams this season. I don't think Grosjean can take Lotus to where they are right now. The only thing that could pry Kimi away from Lotus is if another top team offers him a hefty sum to turn his back on Lotus. And even if there is an unproven bias in Lotus for Grojean via EB-RG connection, Kimi has proven that he still can perform and finish better than his team mate.

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