Any thoughts looking back at your race in Abu Dhabi?
It wasn’t the longest race I’ve been in
Lotus’ new investors have apologised to Kimi
They don’t have to apologise it’s the teams mess
They are the ones solving the problem
Is that not the first team related apology we’ve had though?
And it comes from the people who have only just got involved and have had had no involvement in the issue at hand
that team needs to sort it’s shit if their new investors are apologising before them
2013 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Kimi’s been excluded from qualy
TIME FOR SOME FUCKING AWESOME FIGHTING THROUGH THE FIELD
If Kimi doesn’t race, he doesn’t race
Sure we’d prefer to see him out on track but if he’s not it’s not the end of the world. He’ll be back next season and I’m pretty sure there are many drivers who would have refused to race way before now with the shit he’s had this season with the money situation etc.
And if he doesn’t it just shows how bad it is.
This is the man that was split seconds away from disobeying orders at Indy 2005 and going to to race instead of coming in with everyone else… Nothing stops him from racing.
Happy Birthday Kimi!
Last year I did 33 races for 33 years so I couldn’t do that again so here’s a list of things he’s done 34 times in F1
Race - Japan 2002
Point - Australia 2003
Race finish - USA 2004
Points finish - Bahrain 2005
Podium - Canada 2006
Fastest lap - Italy 2008
Race since comeback - Korea 2013
Kimi Raikkonen - 2009 British Grand Prix
I still suffer second hand embarrassment whenever I see these photos
Right, I’ve not written anything even remotely serious or detailed on my thoughts of Kimi to Ferrari. It’s just been me making ridiculous posts like I do best, when life throws a curve ball just make jokes and laugh at stuff till you have had time to process it… Anyways, I thought it was about time to get my thoughts out.
Well, let me just start by saying that if you had told me this time last month that Kimi would go to Ferrari again I would have laughed in your face and told you to stop being ridiculous. If you had told me about a year ago I would have went on a rant about how much I hated Ferrari for what they did to Kimi. But once the rumours started flying I’ve had time to think about it, and last week I came to the conclusion that no, it’s not that bad an idea and it’d sure as hell make life interesting.
Let’s start with Lotus. Lotus have been amazing for Kimi, they gave him the chance to come back to the sport, let him be his own person and helped him regain his love for racing those cars. The relaxed, yet competitve atmosphere just fit Kimi like a glove. The cars have been insanely reliable and when it’s their day there’s no stopping them. I don’t think there would have been a more ideal place for him to make his comeback but now he’s realised he’s still at the top of his game he’s not satisfied with only winning every now and then and not being the fastest man out there. He needs a team that can develop the at the highest level before and during the season, but with Lotus’ financial trouble and the smaller team they have it’s not really going to be in with the best chance to be fighting with the front runners constantly. The fact he’s not been paid is also a huge issue, those of you saying it’s not important think again. He is one of the best drivers on the planet and he is proving it time and time again, he’s working hard and doing an excellent job. Why should Kimi not being paid not be a big deal since he’s already got money? The paycheck comes with the work he’s doing and he definitely deserves it. Anyway, it’s time for him to move back up to a team with a constant and reliable cash flow, where he will definitely get paid and that have the means to develop.
Kimi’s time at Ferrari definitely didn’t end well and it seems odd that we now seem to have come full circle and are sitting here with Kimi now signed up to two definite seasons with the team.
EDIT: okay, I didn’t finish writing this cause idk why actually but I’ll maybe finish writing my thoughts one day but you can all see what I had so far just so it wasn’t a waste of my time