F1 » Raikkonen: Malaysia is a different track, but...


With little time to reflect on his Australian Grand Prix success, Kimi Raikkonen's focus turns his chances of a repeat in Malaysia this weekend.

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cassyo

March 18, 2013 9:12 AM

It is not hard to see that the Ferraris have the strongest race pace for the time being and I dare say that even longer.Fernando acknowledged that tyre strategy of Lotus/Renault impressed him and the reds will take this lesson into account for the next races.
Therefore,if the Bulls, Lotus and alikes will want to match Ferrari's pace in the future, they might find something new in the technical bag rather then the strategy, "cause the pitstop manoeuvre solution is not gonna win every time.

Mojo Jojo

March 18, 2013 10:26 AM

When everyone comes to grips (Pardon the pun) with the tires, things will even out a bit.

But I would not go so far as to say Ferrari have the absolute best race pace. They are certainly better than last year, that's for sure, but Red Bull and Lotus are real contenders for ultimate pace.

If we are to believe Kimi (and there's no reason not to) he was not even pushing - but we all know at some point Fernando was wringing that Ferrari to the max.

A relaxed Kimi is a dangerous Kimi.

Yes Yes Yes Leave Me Alone

March 18, 2013 11:19 AM

Lotus seemed quietly confident all through the winter, I think they relish their 'underdog' place in the paddock and could be real dark horses this year - Kimi is certainly good enough to take the title - fantastic race pace with probably the best wheel to wheel racecraft out there.

Droog - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 2:25 PM

Black and Gold Lotus back on the top step of the Podium, I don't care if the ownership is a little hazy, brings back good memories of the late 70's.
Thanks Kimi, I knew that it was just a matter of time till you got there. The level of competition this year indicates that this may not be the beginning of a dominant season for the Kimster, but no better way to begin at least.
KIMI for 2013 WDC ! !

Mike D - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 3:20 PM

Who on Earth was surprised to see Kimi do well in a race? We all knew the Lotus was looking good and we all know Kimi is a phenomenal driver... where's the surprise?

vale - Unregistered

March 18, 2013 6:28 PM

i don t know wisch race you have been looking at , but at the start of the race kimi came back on the ferraris like a bullit. at the end of the race when Alonso with newer tires triet to come back on kimi with old tires, he kimi started to have a pace that Alonso could not follow and even than made the fasted lap of the race.

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