F1 » Raikkonen: Anything possible, just like in 2007


Kimi Raikkonen: There's no point setting targets; we just need to keep working as hard as we can to score strong points and see what happens from there

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indianapolis2007

October 22, 2012 11:25 AM

richy, im not doing the blame game all im saying is if each of the Mclaren drivers did not have such stiff adversary in each other then Kimi would not have had a look in , by that i mean if Alonso never had as described by Lauda the greatest rookie as a teammate then im sure Alonso would have been 2007 wdc by many points and the same could be said if Lewis had not had a driver who retired the 7xwdc then i believe Lewis would have strolled to victory in 2007, instead we saw a canceling effect at Mclaren which left the door open for Kimi who was in the right place at the right time.

indianapolis2007

October 22, 2012 11:33 AM
Last Edited 796 days ago

And richy regards Ron by making both teammates race on equal terms was good for F1 maybe not for the team as i will agree if Lewis had supported Alonso Mclaren would have had a WDC in 2007 the fact is Lewis lost the tittle himself and TBH if DiResta,Perez or any young driver had a similar Debut season to Lewis they would be hailed as greats but Lewis seems to get different treatment from the rest which deep down we all know why.

richard

October 22, 2012 11:53 AM

indycar/rgb etc ( i am going to shorten it down to INDY in future, until you change your name again)

its all very well saying IF, but that means nothing. the simple fact is that kimi won in 2007. i am sure that there are at least 10 other drivers who could have won the wdc IF.........!

there is little point in trying to re write f1 history. its over and done with....move on!

silent observer - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 12:00 PM

Last time I checked, Kimi actually won 6 races in 2007, against Lewis and Alonso's 4 a-piece. So I don't know about all this 'luck' some people are talking about. As if he just showed up at the races and had the points given to him without deserving it. People should be praising his never-say-die attitude that year, instead of taking the easy road and describing him as a lucky driver. No one 'lucks' to an F1 title, so long as there are points available! Get over it!

And richard is right. Kimi so kept up the pressure, that Dennis made the wrong decisions in China and brought Lewis in 2 or 3 laps too late. His tires were already dead at that point and the whole world could see it. And his rookie chocked spectacularly in the final races, after Dennis' wrong decision to place all his team's hopes on his unprepared "greatest rookie of all time"!

richard

October 22, 2012 12:15 PM
Last Edited 796 days ago

indy. to be honest, if you did not go on incessantly about how great lulu was, i would have absolutely no need to remind you of his luck!

and by the way, i have never used "what ifs" in relation to 2008. but i have pointed out facts.

silent observer - Unregistered

October 22, 2012 12:26 PM

Lewis was not 'lucky' to win his title! He fully deserved it, irrespective of Glock and irrespective of Ferrari and Massa's mistakes because of the pressure of the title run-in. Richard has said over and over on this thread that an F1 champion deserves it, whether that is Lewis, Alonso or Raikonnen! I'm not sure of which part of that Indi is unable to read?

Where he gets impatient, like many others, is where some fans try to pick and choose who is a lucky champion and who is a deserving one, e.g. some Lewis fans will say Button was lucky because he had a good car. And that Raikonnen was lucky because Lewis and Alonso took points off each other. When others respond that Lewis was in a good car and also lucky because of Glock, then they react by saying no, Lewis is the greatest most epic driver of them all. There lies the crux of the matter.

Whatever is good for the goose, the gander and all that...

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