F1 » F1 China 2013: Battle-scarred Kimi settles for second


"I'm not 100 per cent happy because we didn't win," admits Kimi Raikkonen. "But in the circumstances it was the best that we could manage."

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Bradenws

April 15, 2013 12:38 AM

Kimi is always the exact opposite of full of crap, so I'm actually inclined to take his comments at face value when I read them. I do believe Perez screwed up when they touched (though it takes two to tango), but Kimi just got on with his job like a real man and hasn't actually thrown any vitriol, as would be expected of almost any other driver. He better win it this year.

sodesu - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 5:54 AM

Yeah normally he'll drop an angry comment in the heat of the moment on the radio and then immediately play it down afterwards... I fully agree that Perez driving standards weren't too impressive yesterday, and by the brief conversation in the greenroom it seems like the other two on the podium did too.

Matt - Unregistered

April 15, 2013 9:00 AM

Lotus gave him wrong clutch bitepoint, thats why he had bad start. And again they had pitstops over 3.6 seconds. Watching still pictures of the crash, Kimi was in middlepont of Perez car and Perez just pushed him on the grass. And when Kimi tried to stop 2 tyres on the grass the car started to "spin" and he couldnt brake, and crashed to back end of that McLaren.

Yes Yes Yes Leave Me Alone

April 15, 2013 11:18 AM

Great driving by Kimi, both in the race and in the split second he realised SP was moving across, many other drivers wouldn't have had the car control and reactions Kimi showed to come away (almost) unscathed. That was a DNF waiting to happen, you dont finish every race since the start of last year without being a fantastic driver.

Chris Smith - Unregistered

April 18, 2013 12:07 AM

Mclaren could have simply found a better driver. Replacing Hamilton with Perez has ensured mclaren will no way be near the title hunt this year. Maybe they could have signed Massa , Hulkenberg, Paul di Resta. Better & mature drivers.

Comparing Perez and Grosjean, Grosjean has crashed more but has accomplished more too. Perez is simply not first rate material. One of Whitmarsh's blunders. The sooner he is out of F1 car, the better for sport

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