F1 » Jordan: Red Bull will go for Ricciardo, not Raikkonen

“Red Bull has a marketing programme, and Kimi just wants to be a race...” – Eddie Jordan

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July 24, 2013 12:34 AM

kimi is not going to want the PR schedule that Red Bull demands. how would they agree to less or very little pr work for kimi and tell a 3 time champ to do the work? i don't see kimi moving at all. who knows if red bull will get the new formula correct and continue dominating.


July 24, 2013 3:08 AM

"the trouble is that jev is , in race pace, better than ricciardo. the trouble is that he doesn't quali well. jev has been taken out by others when doing well ."

Some of the most daft comments I have read on this website.


July 24, 2013 4:15 AM

Same old person having a go at DR while praising his teammate, for basically getting very lucky in the races he did actually score points (because of others crashing out or retiring) and for having more fresh tyres to race with because he didnt make it past q3.
In this age of F1 (F standing for farce) where its all about saving tyres and not about who is the fastest driver at maximum for a whole race, its easy to look good in a race when you have a nice set of fresh unused tyres. If you look at the amount of times both cars have finished, DR is ahead of Vergne and when yuo look at outright pace in qualifying, DR smashes vergne. The experts know who is teh better driver, and they will make thier decision based on that.


July 24, 2013 5:44 AM


Is it just a coincidence that you seem to repeatedly write posts that show a level of personal disdain for both Webber and Ricciardo, or is it some deep rooted issue you have with Australians?

If you have written a complimentary post about either of them, can you refer me to it?


July 24, 2013 8:02 AM
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googol. for goodness sake! I was commenting on the thread and pointing out that there are in fact TWO candidates from str, so it is jmping the gun to say that the position is riccardos. what happens if jev pulls it together and beats Riccardo for the rest of the season? does he still not deserve a chance of an rbr seat? funny how brundle and the majority of pundits have a similar opinion to me. jevs weak point is qualifying. get that together and he has a good chance of advancement.
I hate the way you bring nationalities into this. it has NOTHING to do with where a person comes from, it is about guaging one driver against another.
webber is not as fast as vettel, its a fact. I don't care whether he is an aussie or not.
you need to get over this nationalistic subject. NOTHING to do with it on my side anyway!


July 24, 2013 8:03 AM

@Mintox - "The experts know who is teh better driver, and they will make thier decision based on that."

Hear, hear.

Seems to be a pattern with @Richard that he believes he knows better/more than those actually in the sport. I can't see a triple World Constructors Champion team boss screwing up the assessment of which driver out of two in the same machine is better. Christian Horner, in consultation with Franz Tost, has the inside knowledge on this. Richard doesn't.


July 24, 2013 9:44 AM

If RBR don't go for Kimi (or rather, if Kimi doesn't commit to what would be expected of him at RBR off the track in spite of RBR's easy going image), I think they should go with Ricciardo who clearly has more speed, if not necessarily racecraft. He's kind of like MW in that way except hopefully for him a bit faster than Mark in his latter years.

It's a question of do they want someone who might have a shot of actually challenging Vettel and maybe taking over from him as a number one driver in a few year when Vettel inevitably steps into the red car (MIGHT have)...then pick Ricciardo. If however they're only looking for a stop gap who hasn't got the sheer speed to threaten Vettel over the next couple years of Seb's contract but has enough race pace to score points for the constructors then go with JEV.


July 24, 2013 11:18 AM

jez. why do you not bother to read my comment, instead of rushing into criticism head first?
my comment was that rbr have made no decision, and if kimi does not sign up, then rbr will not be in hurry to make a decision on who gets the sea. they have two str drivers to choose from, and i mused as to which choice they would make.
as i said, if you watch any f1 programme on tv, where webbers replacement is discussed, BOTH Riccardo and vergne are mentioned (obviously) with commentators including hill, Herbert and brundle all mentioning vergnes quali pace as a problem, but all stating his race pace is better!

and as for what i know or don't know....you have no knowledge of me, so don't be so quick to dismiss an opinion.

and what happens if vergne trounces Riccardo for the rest of the season? do you really think that rbr would risk making the choice this early? get real!

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