F1 » Raikkonen: I’ll have options


Kimi Raikkonen says he is in no rush to decide his F1 future, but expects to have a number of options open to him when he does....

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elijah

May 22, 2013 4:33 PM

Lotus is the perfect place for him, but I thought aside from just the pleasure he came back to Formula One to make some serious cash.
Now that Kimi has shown he has lost nothing from his F1 absence, and in fact I think is actually better now, he would do well at Red Bull, but not with Vettel in the other car. There's always McLaren I suppose if a seat became available after Whitmarsh has been replaced.

Zedd

May 22, 2013 6:37 PM

I believe that Kimi's contract provides a base salary with bonuses for performance, so Lotus are probably paying him reasonably well. However, if he wants more then a move- or even feigning a move -will benefit him hugely.

McClaren would be a profitable, but risky move. Red Bull would be a more reliable move as long as they get the tires they want... and well, Ferrari is unlikely to happen. I think he should use this opportunity to get more out of his Lotus contract and return to them next year.

asd - Unregistered

May 22, 2013 7:58 PM

Lotus: performance based pay, better support and attention from team. Does not have the big funds however

Redbull: low pay due to vettels salary. Also has to play teammate to vettel, and Kimi unlikely to follow team orders. Only will happen if lotus development falls behind this year and kimi losses the championship that way

Mclaren: high pay if they sack button. Unlikely due to being english team. Perez won't be sacked and we all know what happened last time kim was at mclaren control freak center. Has anyone ever gone back to mclaren after leaving?

Ferrari: alonso is their center of attention, massa plays second fiddle like no other on the grid. Hard to see kimi play second fiddle like that. Low pay as well due to alonsos fat paycheque

F1fan - Unregistered

May 22, 2013 8:51 PM

If RedBull doesn't win the drivers championship, this year, their fat cheque will rule the day, and Kimi will be a certainty even if its last minute stuff.

fishfingers - Unregistered

May 23, 2013 12:07 AM

no botfap no!! the old site was annoyingly addictive at least I'm not on it all the time like before lol

about Kimi whatever decision he makes, the next 2 seasons are probably his best chance for another wdc. altho he is driving brilliantly, time is not on his side

Chris Smith - Unregistered

May 23, 2013 5:54 AM

Despite Italian team pulling way James Allison to ensure that Kimi doesnt win another world championship before Ferrari does (He is the last world champion from Ferrari), Kimi will survive well this year. . I can bet that the most unhappy people about this current success is the Ferrari management.

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