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    Thread: The Raikkonen Report

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      04-25-2012 10:19 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIVRSEX2 View Post
      He (Michael) started 22 and finished 10th. Kimi Started 11 and finish second were is the big difference?
      The difference is Kimi 2nd and Schumi 10th!!!!

      Seriously though, the only comparison between those two is how well they've done since their comeback. I already said that Kimi got lucky with a good car. I'm suggesting that Schumacher is pissed because Kimi just about won a race and therefore lashed out at Pirelli.

      Can't wait for the Iceman's first win!!
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      04-26-2012 01:25 AM #52
      I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that Kimi could be World Champion this year!!!!
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      04-26-2012 08:33 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by kfzmeister View Post
      I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that Kimi could be World Champion this year!!!!
      It will be good to see a Vettel and Kimi fight, since Hamilton is driving like a woman now!

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      04-26-2012 08:34 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by kfzmeister View Post
      I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest that Kimi could be World Champion this year!!!!
      Not a bad thought, very possible!

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      04-26-2012 09:25 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by atoson View Post
      Not a bad thought, very possible!
      That would be awesome! But how would nick deal with the defeat of his manlove Vettel?

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      04-26-2012 10:47 PM #56
      A nice comparison between Vettel and Kimi during the Bahrain GP...

      http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/20...ckered+Flag%29
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    7. 04-26-2012 11:55 PM #57
      If Lotus comes back from testing just as strong, I do think Kimi has a chance. He clearly has the skill and the car to get wins, all he needs is to get his consistency back and he'll be set.

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      04-27-2012 08:51 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by Sono Qui View Post
      If Lotus comes back from testing just as strong, I do think Kimi has a chance. He clearly has the skill and the car to get wins, all he needs is to get his consistency back and he'll be set.
      Kimi needs to up his qualifing performence to have a good chance at the race.

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      04-27-2012 09:23 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIVRSEX2 View Post
      Kimi needs to up his qualifing performence to have a good chance at the race.
      I say he can only get better with each race.
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    10. 04-27-2012 12:20 PM #60
      I agree that qualifying should be #1 on his agenda. It is also the most demanding from a reaction time perspective, and as such will require the most time to reacquire if it ever comes back completely.

    11. 04-27-2012 12:24 PM #61
      I dont see the big whoop... I mean MS vs Kimi... That's like discussing Magic vs Tony Parker....

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      04-27-2012 01:38 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by kfzmeister View Post
      A nice comparison between Vettel and Kimi during the Bahrain GP...

      http://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/20...ckered+Flag%29
      Cool article. Thanks for posting this. I didn't realize Kimi was faster than Seb for so many laps. I can't wait to see him win a race. I love listening to his interviews


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      04-30-2012 09:07 AM #64
      Classic Kimi!
      Quote Originally Posted by Iceman
      "I'm only here for racing. All the other bulls**t I can do without"
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      05-02-2012 12:02 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by GP News
      .....it emerged this week that, just before Grosjean was passed by Raikkonen, the French driver was told on the radio: "Kimi is faster than you.

      "Do not hold him up," the radio message, broadcasted for the first time by F1's official website this week, ended.

      Onboard footage of the move also showed Raikkonen briefly waving to his teammate as he completed the easy pass, ostensibly to thank him.
      Smedley now working two part-time jobs??
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      05-04-2012 09:41 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by auto123.com
      ...Veteran Swiss correspondent Roger Benoit wrote in Blick newspaper: "Lotus, with Kimi Raikkonen in super shape, is the championship dark horse."
      Were quoted also as fastest at Mugello this week.
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      05-16-2012 09:41 AM #67
      I'm thinking that Kimi is close to victory. I recently read that James Allen predicts either Hamilton or Kimi to win at Monaco.
      Considering how the forces have been working against McLaren this year, Kimi winning here is looking rather attractive.

      It seems that the team just need to get their tire strategies dialed in a notch better, cause that Lotus impressed again last weekend. To see just how competitive Kimi was, check out Alan Permane's comments:

      It is worth noting that Lotus set the fastest lap in the race. A WHOLE second faster than the nearest car!!

      Quote Originally Posted by JAllen.com
      Hi James,

      Your usually excellent analysis is somewhat flawed here. If you look closer at the 2nd and 3rd stints for KR you will see that the 2nd stint laptimes are significantly quicker (fuel corrected). New primes were fitted for the 3rd stint as I wanted to push longer to give a short 4th stint. In hindsight it could have been better to run softs for this final stint but then wear may have been as issue.

      We didn’t win because ultimately we weren’t quick enough but hopefully it won’t be long!!

      All the best and see you in Monaco

      Cheers

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    17. 05-16-2012 05:03 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by kfzmeister View Post
      Considering how the forces have been working against McLaren this year, Kimi winning here is looking rather attractive.
      Seriously. Mclaren needs to hire someone to lift the curse that is currently burdening them.
      Hamilton has had the pace to qualify on the front row of every race this season so far, @ China he was docked 5 places (dropped to 7th) for the gearbox change, and sent to start from the back row in Spain for fuel issues.

      Kimi will win one this season (if not more).

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      05-17-2012 08:51 AM #69
      As long as Lotus can continue to develop the car, the WDC this year will come down to Kimi and Hamilton.

      Anyone for a wet race in Spa between the two of them? again!
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      08-01-2012 08:34 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by Uk in NY View Post
      As long as Lotus can continue to develop the car, the WDC this year will come down to Kimi and Alonso.

      Anyone for a wet race in Spa between the two of them?
      Hmmm, yeah....you could be right.

      I thought i'd get this thread up again, since we're probably in for a good showing at SPA, or...Kimi's living room.
      The super duct is debuting on the Lotus, which should be awesome for the long straight. Can you say: "Kimi snags Fisi"??
      Here's to Kimi's comeback win and to continuing his impressive showing this year.
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    20. 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
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    22. 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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