F1 » Lotus confident of retaining Raikkonen

Lotus owner Gerard Lopez expresses confidence that his team will keep hold of Kimi Raikkonen despite suggestions that the Finn could move for 2014

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Rt - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 8:40 PM

Kimi at RBR would be awesome. He has already driven forthem in another series. Plus he and Seb are good friends. If Webber decides to leave next year and they approach Kimi with a Red Bull car with Newey backing him, how can he say no?

Eugenio Herrmann - Unregistered

May 21, 2013 10:52 PM

If Raikkonen and Vettel are in diferent teams the can fight and race each other without team orders and that is good for the show business but if they are teammates this will not happen and I do not think Raikkonen will be happy with that at Red Bull. Vettel would become his most fiercest enemy.

Tring, never mind you could say the same about Kimi. Actually he was beaten by top drivers in the same team if you consider Massa, Coulthard and Heidfeld as outright top drivers.
I would say that Vettel, taking his age and what he has achieved so far into account is the one top F1 driver who doesnt have to prove anything anymore. Its rather up to the Kimis, Rosbergs, Perez and Hamiltons to show they are consistently on Vettels level than the other way around. This is his 4. consecutive year he is leading the F1 championship after all !

Angelina - Unregistered

May 22, 2013 12:39 AM
Last Edited 996 days ago

Kimi has raced with Newey cars in Mclaren days, getting 0 wdc's and 0 wcc's from them

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haha - Unregistered

May 22, 2013 1:39 AM

Wow if you guys think him in a RBR would mean complete decimation of the opposition, that is the most blatant fanboyism I have seen.
So many hypotheticals, why don't you look at it from a realistic perspective and not make such outlandish claims, if he was at RBR now he wouldn't have the tyre advantage he does now.

Bugoy - Unregistered

May 22, 2013 3:18 AM

Don't know about Newey hating Kimi. But from what i saw during Kimi's Mclaren years he was hampered by engine failures and not because the car is slow due to aerodynamics. And beside didn't Kimi and Adrian transferred to different teams after the 2006 season?

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