F1 » Boullier to speak with Raikkonen and Grosjean over clash

Lotus F1 team principal Eric Boullier has said that he will be talking with both of his drivers following the incident late in the Indian GP that nearly spelled disaster for both cars.

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October 28, 2013 11:28 AM

I could just imagine the meeting. Raikkonen would be sleeping, Grosjean would be eating a chocolate croissant and the rest of the team would just be playing Angry Birds. But seriously though, Raikkonen is obviously tired of the team and it is clear that the tensions are high.


October 28, 2013 11:47 AM

The person Boullier really needs to speak to is that total knobjockey Alan Permane, I cannot recall ever hearing such an unprofessional radio message, it was full of vitriol and disrespect.
Had Permane done his job correctly over the race weekend Raikkonen would not have had to do 51 laps on a set of tires and Grosjean would have qualified higher than 17th, Permane is a disgrace and an incompetent.


October 28, 2013 12:27 PM

I don't understand, Kimi kept to the racing line, Grosjean tried to go around the outside. There was nothing wrong with the move other than Grosjean being too optimistic expecting Kimi to let him through.... like no that isn't Kimi and he was defending until the end.


October 28, 2013 12:27 PM

If it was Lewis who had pulled a stunt like Kimi did this board would be a 100 lines long with haters banging on about him not being a team player, but as it is Kimi lets blame the team for giving Kimi a dressing down or claim that they are unprofessional.

People make me laugh.


October 28, 2013 12:46 PM

Regardless of any foul language used, it's nice to see Grosjean on the receiving end of the team's decision for once, goes to show the team doesn't favour one driver over the other. This just so happens to be timed with Kimi leaving the team(enter conspiracies here about Lotus favouring Romain in such circumstances) but in the end this was a good result for the team. Had Kimi not let him through the chances of Massa pipping both drivers to the podium would have been much higher.

Speaking of Massa, props to him for bringing the car home in a decent position when Alonso was unable to deliver due to circumstances out of his control.


October 28, 2013 12:56 PM

noway (hi RGT!) of course lulu is not a team player. oh, maybe he is, he keeps dropping back to give nico the points. he has to respect his team leader, doesn't he?

ps, well none....bringing lulu into a lotus thread!


October 28, 2013 1:02 PM

Well, that's a couple of names off Kimi's xmas card list.

I can imagine Kimi is getting a bit frustrated with Roman's recent results and he doesn't have much time for him. Having signed for the horse, he has no great motivation and the situation cannot be comfortable with the team manager being Roman's personal manager.
As richard said, just like his final weeks at Ferrari last time.
Next season? My guess is that he has a lot more respect for Alonso and will settle in quickly. Hope so.

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