F1 » Raikkonen: Win 'nothing to jump around about'


Kimi Raikkonen appeared decidedly underwhelmed by his first grand prix success since 2009, despite having returned the Lotus team to the top step of the podium and beaten title contenders Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel in Abu Dhabi.

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garth - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 8:50 AM

Coulthard had said couple year ago.... raikkonen give less in car development.... he just drive..... give him fast car and front row in start.... and he knows what he must do.....

Dee - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 8:53 AM

My liking of Kimi jumped up a few levels after listening to his comments in the car in yesterday's race. Classic. However, after listening to Vettel on the podium, I think I'm going to start cheering for Alonso for the Driver's Championship. I think he'd be a much more deserving winner this year.

saffa - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 8:56 AM

Don't worry Kimi we are jumping around for you. Well done, u deserved it. Outperformed the cars capabilities definitely. You will see the top step more I'm sure.

mobilnas

November 05, 2012 9:14 AM

I love this guys interviews.
So candid and cool.

Leave me alone. LOL.
And then we didn't hear a single radio message even when there was carnage all around him.

I dont doubt his speed, but somehow feel that he had lost his will to win and drive in his last year at Ferrari. Massa was consistently quicker than him. I think his lost appetite for racing/F1 cost him his Ferrari place and brought in Alonso.

sodesu - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 9:16 AM

Gotta love his no-BS-attitude, but I get a feeling his engineer probably doesn't have the most rewarding job in the paddock...

Also, anyone else notice he didn't go over to his team after the finish? He certainly is his own man but I must admit that I am a bit puzzled. Doesn't really seem like he finds much joy in racing.

Autonomous Collective - Unregistered

November 05, 2012 9:35 AM

You have to say that Kimi is a refreshing change from the stage managed bull5hit that F1 and it's drivers have become.

Indeed he finds little joy in racing or winning on the surface I do wonder if it's just a silent rebellion. Lotus isn't and never was the Lotus team in the same way that Lotus cars isn't the same as when Colin Chapman was in charge or how the BMW mini isn't a real mini. Kimi and, to a lesser degree, Fernando do seem to be the only real characters in the paddock.

At least F1 is interesting again and worth watching. Long may it continue!

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