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Kimi to go rallying... again...

Kimi to go rallying... again...

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designndrive62

Original Poster:

666 posts

59 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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sorry if this has already been covered elsewhere..

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/99777

Surely Lotus wouldnt let it happen again having already lost one driver to a rally accident!!...

EDLT

14,772 posts

108 months

Wednesday 23rd May 2012
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"Raikkonen said: "I'd like to do Rally Finland this season as it fits with the calendar but you'll have to ask the team if it fits in my contract."

Sounds more like he just answered a question in an interview rather than having any specific plans.

fomb

1,216 posts

113 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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It's not happening - apparently Lotus said something about 'been there, done that'

http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/99822

TheArchitect

1,232 posts

81 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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Wonder if he will compete under another name!

EDLT

14,772 posts

108 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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He used to race snowmobiles under another name didn't he, is that really any safer than rallying?

He's got a few motorbikes too...
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Parabola

1,561 posts

99 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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TheArchitect said:
Wonder if he will compete under another name!
He should turn up for the rally, be really smiley, and enthusiastically chat to everyone in the paddock.

No one would ever guess it was him.

DoubleSix

7,515 posts

78 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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Yeah, I know Kimi is held in high regard, but he's been a miserable bd for too long now.

McHaggis

18,389 posts

57 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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DoubleSix said:
Yeah, I know Kimi is held in high regard, but he's been a miserable bd for too long now.
Who cares? He's a racer. Why do we want our drivers to have personalities as well... I prefer to see the racing and switch off the PR nonsense...

DoubleSix

7,515 posts

78 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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McHaggis said:
DoubleSix said:
Yeah, I know Kimi is held in high regard, but he's been a miserable bd for too long now.
Who cares? He's a racer. Why do we want our drivers to have personalities as well... I prefer to see the racing and switch off the PR nonsense...
I know what you mean but when someone has an extremely priviliged and enviable job it just grates a bit to see them act like a spoilt teenager who'd rather be somewhere else... probably a few GP2 drivers who'd like his seat.

C Lee Farquar

1,447 posts

118 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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DoubleSix said:
probably a few GP2 drivers who'd like his seat.
And a few more who'd like his talent

EDLT

14,772 posts

108 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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McHaggis said:
DoubleSix said:
Yeah, I know Kimi is held in high regard, but he's been a miserable bd for too long now.
Who cares? He's a racer. Why do we want our drivers to have personalities as well... I prefer to see the racing and switch off the PR nonsense...
I think Kimi does have a personality, he's the only driver that doesn't regurgitate a load of media manged bullst whenever a microphone is put in front of him.

vtgts300kw

555 posts

79 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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EDLT said:
He used to race snowmobiles under another name didn't he, is that really any safer than rallying?

He's got a few motorbikes too...
Bit easier to fly under the radar at a snowmobile event than a televised, FIA championship.

McHaggis

18,389 posts

57 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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EDLT said:
I think Kimi does have a personality, he's the only driver that doesn't regurgitate a load of media manged bullst whenever a microphone is put in front of him.
I'll rephrase my point. I think he has a huge personality. I just think he keeps it to the track and his close friends. The media interaction and is a defence mechanism.

I love the old story from 2001... "However, some critics voiced concerns over granting an F1 Super Licence to such an inexperienced driver; Räikkönen had only 23 car races to his credit. He was nevertheless granted his license and scored a championship point in his debut at the 2001 Australian Grand Prix. Räikkönen was asleep 30 minutes before the race."

He is just very comfortable with himself I think...

Fire99

8,868 posts

131 months

Thursday 24th May 2012
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EDLT said:
I think Kimi does have a personality, he's the only driver that doesn't regurgitate a load of media manged bullst whenever a microphone is put in front of him.
Exactly.. Maybe he can be grumpy.. But i'd take an honest grump rather than a manufactured F1 version of a Miss World contestant, any day of the week.

Hamilton started to get honest for a while but he ended up with an adjoining apartment to the stewards, and that didn't last. He now loves everybody again. :-)

nice audi driver

53 posts

56 months

Friday 25th May 2012
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I can't see Kimi being allowed to do the rally, and if the reports are true and he has "matured" I don't think he'll go against lotus. Purely speculation though!

andyb66

200 posts

71 months

Friday 25th May 2012
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vtgts300kw said:
Bit easier to fly under the radar at a snowmobile event than a televised, FIA championship.
You've not followed rallying for a while then biggrinwink

DoubleSix

7,515 posts

78 months

Friday 25th May 2012
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Personalities fine but imo its starting to look like a bit of a 'brooding race driver' act... i.e. false

McHaggis

18,389 posts

57 months

Friday 25th May 2012
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P-Jay

7,412 posts

93 months

Friday 25th May 2012
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I don't think Kimi is grumpy/miserable, he's just well... Finnish.

I've seen him in some interviews and he's got a very subtle but very good sense of humour, in others he's just the typical reserved Finn.

I can't help but like the guy.

Podie

43,045 posts

177 months

Friday 25th May 2012
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Parabola said:
He should turn up for the rally, be really smiley, and enthusiastically chat to everyone in the paddock.

No one would ever guess it was him.
hehe