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    Thread: The Raikkonen Report

    1. 08-01-2012 10:26 AM #71
      that would be a good battle to the end. kimi / alonso

      you would think that the super duct would have helped mercedes but has done zero. i hope that it really gives lotus that extra bit as they tested it during the last two races during practice. they are patient and taking their time.

      super ducts ruled out for 2013 . always when something interesting comes along. gone it is. they should bring back fueling, tyre wars and full on do what you want aero.

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      08-28-2012 10:14 PM #72
      Form is temporary; Class is permanent

    3. 09-03-2012 12:30 PM #73
      Should have been challenging for the win yesterday

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      09-04-2012 09:14 AM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by dubsix View Post
      Should have been challenging for the win yesterday
      Seriously. With all the talk about how their car was well suited for Spa, it certainly didn't seem like it. At this point if Lotus doesn't win a race this season it will be a failure IMO.

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      09-04-2012 10:19 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by wiredvw View Post
      Seriously. With all the talk about how their car was well suited for Spa, it certainly didn't seem like it. At this point if Lotus doesn't win a race this season it will be a failure IMO.
      In all fairness, they didn't have time to calibrate the system due to the weather problems. They will not use it in Monza either, due to the low downforce set-up already.
      I am starting to think that Lotus is just not gonna be a real contender with all these near-misses.
      Too bad, but still an awesome comeback for Kimi. He's now been on the podium as much as Alonso this season. Quite the accomplishment.
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      09-04-2012 10:31 AM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by kfzmeister View Post
      In all fairness, they didn't have time to calibrate the system due to the weather problems. They will not use it in Monza either, due to the low downforce set-up already.
      I am starting to think that Lotus is just not gonna be a real contender with all these near-misses.
      Too bad, but still an awesome comeback for Kimi. He's now been on the podium as much as Alonso this season. Quite the accomplishment.
      True it has been a much better season for them so far. However, they keep talking up the fact that their car should do well or is well suited for "x" track and not deliver anything more than what is now expected of them. It's understandable that they may have been talking up the car at Spa only with the super DRS, but it has been several races where they've talked a big game and came up short.

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      09-04-2012 11:28 AM #77
      Lotus needs to get their act together. Kimi has had a great season, and if he can't wrangle a win out of the car then it will be a huge disappointment.

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      09-09-2012 10:36 AM #78
      Could Kimi win it all this year without winning a single race???
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    9. 09-09-2012 10:12 PM #79
      No he's going to have to win at least one race.

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      09-10-2012 01:06 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by dubsix View Post
      No he's going to have to win at least one race.
      How do you figure? Mathematically, it should be possible. It has been done before.
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    11. 09-10-2012 05:51 PM #81
      I was partially joking but in seriousness because Lewis and Fernando aren't done winning races this season and I think as the season goes on we will see less other non championship guys winning...so to beat them he will have to win too.

      I think it was Keke Rosberg who won with only one race win, I don't think anyone has won a WDC with no wins correct me if i am wrong...

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      09-11-2012 09:09 AM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by dubsix View Post
      I was partially joking but in seriousness because Lewis and Fernando aren't done winning races this season and I think as the season goes on we will see less other non championship guys winning...so to beat them he will have to win too.

      I think it was Keke Rosberg who won with only one race win, I don't think anyone has won a WDC with no wins correct me if i am wrong...
      I think you're right, but Kimi is going to need to finish each remaining race in the top 3 and hope that both Hammie and Alonso have a few DNFs to win this thing. Not to mention Vettel in the mix when and if his car can hold up.

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      09-11-2012 09:43 AM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by dubsix View Post

      I think it was Keke Rosberg who won with only one race win, I don't think anyone has won a WDC with no wins correct me if i am wrong...
      He was in second when the leader had a failure and Rosberg cruised to victory. However, he would still have been champion without that victory. So, it is possible.
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      11-10-2012 10:06 PM #84
      Kimi sent 500 t-shirts to the Lotus factory to all employees. The shirts say "Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing" on em. Love it. I want one!

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    15. 11-12-2012 09:59 AM #85
      the shirt..



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      11-12-2012 10:26 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by dubsix View Post
      the shirt..
      You can buy them on eBay. Probably knock offs, but I'm getting one.

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      11-12-2012 10:58 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by moose82 View Post
      You can buy them on eBay. Probably knock offs, but I'm getting one.
      Bad ass. Me wants one, too.
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    19. 12-08-2012 11:15 AM #89
      ^^^
      love it. you have to love kimi

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      12-08-2012 05:30 PM #90
      Real great guy!

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      12-11-2012 12:04 AM #91
      Would love to get to hang out with that guy for a day.

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      12-11-2012 10:49 PM #92
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      12-12-2012 10:45 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Awesome. But do not ship to US!
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      12-12-2012 10:48 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by kfzmeister View Post
      Awesome. But do not ship to US!
      There's a ton in ebay.

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      01-17-2013 11:42 PM #95
      Form is temporary; Class is permanent

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      02-23-2013 01:38 AM #96
      Kimi does not like fishing!
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      02-23-2013 11:05 AM #97
      He would have stayed if there was ice cream.

    28. 02-25-2013 03:21 PM #98
      Maybe i am the only one thinking this but they are going to kill the exact thing that is cool about kimi by pushing these things. It's starting to come off as manufactured.

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      02-25-2013 10:47 PM #99
      He's gonna be World Champ this year!
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      02-26-2013 09:16 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by dubsix View Post
      Maybe i am the only one thinking this but they are going to kill the exact thing that is cool about kimi by pushing these things. It's starting to come off as manufactured.
      Nope, you're not alone...

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      02-28-2013 12:15 AM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by wiredvw View Post
      Nope, you're not alone...
      There's actually two of you?
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      02-28-2013 10:37 AM #102
      Before the Iceman. Two other Ice(cream)men!
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      03-17-2013 11:36 PM #103
      About Schumacher 2013:

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      03-20-2013 11:57 PM #104
      Vettel (after Melbourne):

      When Alonso passed me after the pit stop, i glanced at the pit board. According to my calculations, i was supposed to be one position further up. When i asked who was missing, they told me Raikkonen was in P1. I didn't even see him during the whole race!
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