F1 » 'One of my easiest wins', declares Raikkonen


Kimi Raikkonen certainly looked calm and confident as he headed to victory in Melbourne, but it was still a surprise when he declared it had been 'easy'

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JJJ - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 7:22 PM

I think he really is driving better than ever. He always had blistering pace but now he's clearly using his head as well saying things like 'I took my time passing Hamilton to minimize risk' and not biting his teeth on Sutil knowing things would come towards him in the end. Everyone says FA had an exceptional year last year (and he did) but I think Kimi's was jus as good if not better.

I just hope the team will be able to keep up this level of performance, cause if the others can get the tyres to last longer they are still quicker than Lotus, particularly in qualifying. If that happens there will be races where P7 or 8 on the grid means getting stuck behind slower drivers and they won't be able to unlock the racepace and lose to much points to stay in contention for the championship.

prof-x - Unregistered

March 17, 2013 8:13 PM

That's because its a lottery, Kimi. Where the best cars dont necessarily win, just the ones that make best use of Pirelli's intended specification. Having a good car and strategy/driver help, but its clear Pirelli are the largest factor in determining who wins, at least during the first half of the season.

SkidCarrera

March 17, 2013 8:48 PM

I see stuff from Kimi since 2012, way beyond what he showed up till his first retirement, championship or not. For me, he's the real deal now. Maybe all F1 drivers should have a couple of years out to recharge their batteries.

bob - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 7:24 AM

@Angelina

"A proper racing driver there unlike that NoGrip. He could learn a thing or two from the ice man. "

I take it you are referring to Button?

Well, I think this comment would best be directed at the guy who started the race 3rd, lost 2 places during the race and finished 5th. Not the guy who actually improved and finished the race in a better position than he started it!

On top of that your boy wonder Hamilton only managed to put in a fastest lap 4/10ths faster than Button did in a car proven to be 2 seconds per lap faster. Not to mention he also did it with 4 laps less fuel on board!

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