F1 » Raikkonen doesn’t need my help – Mattiacci

Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci has backed Kimi Raikkonen to turn his season around on his own

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July 21, 2014 5:47 PM

I don't think Kimi's heart is in it anymore. He looks like a man that's grown tired of F1 again. The car is awful and he knows it's not going to get better. Wouldn't be surprised to see him walk away again.


July 21, 2014 6:22 PM

At the winter break (after 2013) no-one really knew what the cars would be like with the new power units & regs. Most drivers would have assumed that Ferrari would be bound to produce a half-decent car and the lesser teams would be the ones struggling and having problems, so Kimi was not to know how it would pan-out. Red Bull quickly got a handle on it as did most of the teams after a few races. Still, Alonso manages to get 4ths 5ths at most races, so you'd expect a driver of Kimi's calibre to at least be matching him or close . It's like Kimi has a different car altogether! Strange... maybe it is just down to motivation...if he cant be on the podium he gives up(?) He seemed happy enough at Lotus to start with last year...


July 21, 2014 7:20 PM

Kimi is up against the best on the grid and it is showing,only drivers of the highest calibre can live with Alonso in the same car. 2007 was all about the Ice Man being in the right place at the right time while watching the Mclaren drivers taking points off each other.


July 21, 2014 7:25 PM
Last Edited 653 days ago

A run of bad luck...it happens, yes, and to many people, but not to all of them. Therefore, when someone says you need to up your game, you'd better try to find out why that guy never had two bad luck back-to-back races, as opposed to your run of bad luck.
I like Kimi and I will ever do, but, for some reason, he seems unable to up his game, at the level he was just one year before. It might be the car, or his motivation, or getting older, or rather a mix of all these together.
Let's hope, at least, that he will find something "magic", after the holiday, to become again the Flying Finn, he used to be once.


July 21, 2014 9:39 PM
Last Edited 654 days ago

fool me once .... shame on ... fool me ... can't get fooled again.

I hope it's worth the pay check, from not getting paid to permanent P2, Ferrari will continue to lose, because they don't appreciate competition. Just like the rest of the gang trying to turn F1 in to golf carts.


July 22, 2014 2:35 AM

Kimi lost practice time in FP1 due to a bad fuel pump & FP3 due to a bad water pump. Fernando's car did not have anything wrong with it, again. In FP2 without problems he finished 4th to FA's 12th

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