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Kimi Raikkonen says he is keen to put Monaco behind him as he aims to return to form in the Canadian Grand Prix

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saint - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 3:46 AM

the lotus has only been strong because it has usually done one less tire stop
and Kimi is NOT a great qualifier like Vettel & Hamilton or
even Rosberg
sorry Kimi, no WDC from the third row...


June 02, 2013 7:08 AM

Not related to the subject but might be of interest to some.
Unless electronics (driver aids) are in use which is against the rules racing starts are always a sort of hit and miss for a driver, that is, getting the right engine rpm and clutch bite point matched as perfectly as possible, in general the present F1 car racing starts are best done at an engine RPM of 13k, telemetry of Kimi's Lotus at Monaco shows that he managed as near a perfect start as can be by getting a clutch bite point at 13200 rpm.


June 02, 2013 3:47 PM

Only Schumacher could better Kimi on consistent quick pace over the distance of a segment (tire stop) in a race. Kimi is arguably the best and cleanest passer out there. The Lotus is almost quick enough for championship contention, only luck will take Kimi to the title. His bad luck or theirs? Focus from Lotus and the Ice Man will get it done!!

Fletcher - Unregistered

June 02, 2013 11:48 PM

Lack of money at Lotus thus development will do Kimi in. No way he wins title. Vettel for WDC. Besides he is an idiot for closing door on faster car when he should have let him by. Not looking at the big picture.

Chris Smith - Unregistered

June 03, 2013 3:13 AM

Whether Kimi wins WDC or not, one thing is sure. The rest of field is get worried they hear his name (especially the championship contenders) . They know he is always up there somewhere and if history is anything to learn from, Raikkonen will not blink even at the moment of extreme pressure. He can arrive at the last race with 20 point deficit and still walk away as a WDC if the competitor makes a mistake. That is what is most troubling to other drivers. His 2 years at rallying might not have produced terrific results, but his car control is at its finest. (Look at the first lap maneouver off the field in Brazil last year when he avoided shunting vettel with stunning reflexes. Vettel would have probably retired if Kimi had hit him since it was a very close field)

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