F1 » Lopez happy to silence Raikkonen doubters


Lotus team owner Gerard Lopez is happy with the contribution Kimi Raikkonen has made to the Enstone squad's revival, insisting that he always wanted 'drivers, not robots' in his cars.

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RoyalMush - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 1:14 PM

Really glad kimi again found some1 who willing to trust him and understand him.

Not many of these figures around kimi in F1 circle. No matter how many people critisize him, doubt him, throw hateful speech, Kimi nvr once repay the same deed to them. Just kept quiet, does his own stuff, nvr bother badmouthing about others, nvr overhype his own achievement, nvr even attemp to praise himself.

Because of his characters, it tooks people with wisdom to really understood him.

Peter Sauber was the first who trust him more than anyone else by offering hima seat when rbr, FIA and other veteran drivers oppose to it. Ron Dennis, Jean Todt came to mind. And im glad Gerard Lopez is another.

All the best to Kimi in 2013, a guy that nvr wished to be understood, sympathize and only focus on walking his own path. The true F1 legend to me, and a great figure to learn from in life.

Taz

January 08, 2013 1:46 PM
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Looking forward to more gems this year :)

"Yes yes yes yes"
"Leave me alone"
"I'll make sure the gate is open next year"
"Did you break you arm Kimi?" (JC on Tog Gear)...."just a little bit"
"I was taking a sh1t" (the funniest F1 moment ever)

Iceman - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 2:14 PM

Been a fan of him since his Sauber days one character which separate him from the rest, his ability not to badmouth his previous employers. Go Iceman Go 2013 WDC!

munish - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 2:19 PM

remember a reporter asked kimi about Ron on 2007 cheating scandals. Kimi replied, something like he wasn't there and in no position to voice opinion. He also claim that Ron is a good guy in addition.

Such a noble guy that was misunderstood in so many wrong turns.

startwush - Unregistered

January 08, 2013 2:47 PM

@separated guess you had to re watch formula 1 started from 2001 to call Kimi overrated. As i 've been hearing more critics that praise for this guy all the while from experts. Driver like lewis get rated 8 for DNF by autosport....win a race and was regarded as next SENNA despite driving the best car.

You are lacking serious common sense dude.

blublz

January 08, 2013 2:49 PM

The critics will find something else to make noise about, but hey, beaten in the championships 'only' by the only multiple champions who will be on the grid in 2013 after having been away for two years, he 'really does' know what he's doing.

Taz

January 08, 2013 2:53 PM

There are other WDC's on the grid who I'd regard as overrated, but Kimi isn't one.

He's a character, an individual who doesn't give a toss what people think about him, he just lets his driving do the talking which is a rare thing in f1 these days. Also he knows how to enjoy himself.

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