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Boullier: Lotus not servicing Raikkonen's moods

“You clearly have to draw a line,” he continued, “To be honest, he is not difficult to manage, but you have to make the engineers understand and respect his way of thinking and behaving. He is delivering, so he gets the respect easily.

“You have to have a lot of trust! It takes some time until he gets up to speed, but he is delivering because he knows that probably his strongest asset is race craft. And little by little over the course of the year, he adjusted all the parameters to make himself fast, strong and in a position to deliver. He might have his moments sometimes, but it is up to us to adjust what we want to achieve to his style rather than the reverse.

“I probably prefer to switch the team to the style of Kimi, [but], at the same time, I don't want to have a spoiled character who is probably leading the team in the wrong direction. We are not servicing his moods. We are just making sure that he can be himself. This is a big difference.”




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munish - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 9:45 AM

This is Romain 's team. Boullier didnt ask Romain to move out of the way in bahrain quick enough when kimi was on hot lap with different strategy chasing vettel. Romain received new upgrades from valencia to hockenheim period while kimi had to wait until hungary. Kimi had to use his precious free practices time to test new parts like passive DRS which proved to be useless while Romain had plenty of time to setup his own car.

chimi - Unregistered

February 08, 2013 9:35 AM

the title of the article and the content do not match ... in fact it suggests that eric is pissed with kimi .. but it's other way round in the article ..



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