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#1 pluto

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:04

Q. How do you think this weekend will go?
Kimi Raikkonen: I don't know.

Q. What was the problem?
KR: I don't know exactly

Q. Are you confident for this weekend?
KR: I don't know.

Q. Lewis Hamilton has said that he believes McLaren are stronger than
Ferrari, and that he did not show the team's true speed in Melbourne...
KR: I don't know.

Q. With the rain here on Sunday, how will it be without traction control?
KR: I haven't driven here for a long time in the wet. So I don't know how it will.

Q. The GPDA directors have said they are making a push to try and get you
and Lewis into the organisation. Do you have any interest in joining them?
KR: I don't know.

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#2 peroa

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:13

I don`t know ...

#3 Beamer

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:17

and i don't care...

#4 Domination

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:22

Is this a real interview? If it is then :down: Kimi not coming off too well.

#5 3Sword

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:24

What's the point of this tread ?

#6 VoidNT

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:25

Originally posted by pluto
Q. Are you confident for this weekend?
KR: I don't know.


:eek: WTF?

#7 kar

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:29

It's a severely truncated version of the interview that is on the front page of this site.

#8 Vitesse2

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:39

For sure ....

#9 karlth

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:44

Originally posted by 3Sword
What's the point of this tread ?


I don't know.

#10 Taxi

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:46

Originally posted by karlth


I don't know.


Damn you beat me into it!

[classic Kimi :smoking: ]

#11 metz

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:47

Maybe it's his new friends... :smoking:
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#12 Ross Stonefeld

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:49

They're fairly dumb questions when you think about it. I'm sure he could play nice and give empty to answers as I'm sure we all could for the first year of F1. But after you've been around a while and you're the WC, I'd get bored with them too.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:50

Originally posted by pluto
Q. How do you think this weekend will go?
Kimi Raikkonen: I don't know.

Q. What was the problem?
KR: I don't know exactly

Q. Are you confident for this weekend?
KR: I don't know.

Q. Lewis Hamilton has said that he believes McLaren are stronger than
Ferrari, and that he did not show the team's true speed in Melbourne...
KR: I don't know.

Q. With the rain here on Sunday, how will it be without traction control?
KR: I haven't driven here for a long time in the wet. So I don't know how it will.

Q. The GPDA directors have said they are making a push to try and get you
and Lewis into the organisation. Do you have any interest in joining them?
KR: I don't know.


:rotfl: :up:

#14 Owen

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 13:07

Here's a good quote for you:
"Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt"

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 13:15

Originally posted by Ross Stonefeld
They're fairly dumb questions when you think about it. I'm sure he could play nice and give empty to answers as I'm sure we all could for the first year of F1. But after you've been around a while and you're the WC, I'd get bored with them too.

I relish the day when a driver will tell a journo to shove it... but with panache.

EX: Mark Thatcher with Alan Jones, Vegas 1981 (from memory)

Thatcher: How important were tyres today?
Jones: Very. You see, they keep the car on the ground...

Or Jones with an interviewer:

'When does the race begin? 2:45? Right, I'll see you at three o'clock...'

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 13:23

This is the actual interview:



Q & A with Kimi Raikkonen

By Jonathan Noble Thursday, March 20th 2008, 10:55 GMT

Q. How do you think this weekend will go?
Kimi Raikkonen: I don't know. It is too early to say. We will see tomorrow how the car runs, how everything goes, but as long as we get everything working well we should be okay. I don't think that there will be issues as long as things go well.

Q. Have you worked with the engineers over the last few days on the problems in Australia?

KR: For sure everybody has been working hard. They have been trying to find the reasons for the problems, but we only had a few days. I think they have found the problems and they have tried to solve them.

Q. What was the problem?

KR: I don't know exactly, I haven't had a meeting yet.

Q. This track hasn't suited Ferrari particularly well in the past. Is that a worry?

KR: Well, I think we have the speed and as long as everything works well we should be okay. I don't think last year was best for us, but we also didn't get the best out of the car. We will see how it goes.

Q. The decision of Jean Todt to leave Ferrari. Does it change the situation inside Ferrari?

KR: I don't think so. I think there are a lot of people who can replace him. He has always been there, and he is very good at what he does, but I think it is not going to change much in the team or how it runs.

Q. After you spoke with the engineers and have seen what they have done, are you more relaxed about the future because you were quite concerned after Australia?

KR: I wasn't worried, but I suppose we were not happy with what happened. We knew from the winter that we could be fast, and we didn't have any major issues, but when we came to the first race we had two failures with the engine - which wasn't exactly what we were expecting. It is a long season and like I said, if we get everything running well, we should be up there. I am not packing, nobody is panicking, but we want better results than the first race.

Q. Are you confident for this weekend?

KR: I don't know. We will wait and see how it is, we need to see how strong we can be tomorrow and I think then we will have a much clearer picture.

Q. You ran off the track twice during the race in Melbourne. How much was that down to the track characteristics, and how much down to you?

KR: It was my mistake; it was nothing to do with the circuit. I knew I needed to get past Heikki (Kovalainen) but I was too optimistic and I went off. I think with all the safety cars and everything, we were not in such a good position. So I needed to get past, and made a mistake. These things happen.

Q. Is it much easier to make mistakes this year because of the lack of engine braking?

KR: No, I don't think it changes anything. Even with last year's car, the same would have happened if I had done the same thing. It was just purely my mistake.

Q. With the rain here on Sunday, how will it be without traction control?

KR: We have had some tests in the race, and I think it depends a lot on the circuits. At some circuits you have much more grip in the wet than the others. Usually when it rains here it is quite heavy, which can make it quite tricky. But it is the same for everybody, and I haven't driven here for a long time in the wet. So I don't know how it will. But I think we should be okay.

Q. Lewis Hamilton has said that he believes McLaren are stronger than Ferrari, and that he did not show the team's true speed in Melbourne...

KR: I don't know. I don't really care what they said. I think we have a strong car, a fast car, and things can work well.

Q. Do you think you have an issue with getting heat into the tyres on the first lap?

KR: I think it is more like it was last year. Probably we are not the strongest on the first lap out, but I think in race conditions we have good speed and good consistency. But for sure we will try to improve on that issue.

Q. Niki Lauda said that he didn't expect your mistakes in Melbourne. How do you react to that?

KR: I made a mistake, so I don't expect to make many mistakes myself. Those things happen sometimes. It is not the end of my life. We come and we race and we try to do better.

Q. The GPDA directors have said they are making a push to try and get you and Lewis into the organisation. Do you have any interest in joining them?

KR: I don't know. It is not really going to change for anything from last year, so we will see what happens in the future.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 13:25

Originally posted by Owen
Here's a good quote for you:
"Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt"


I don't know.

You can't ask a journo to shut up. Aparently it is their job to ask stupid questions..

#18 VoidNT

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 13:39

Originally posted by Hacklerf
KR: I don't know. It is not really going to change for anything from last year, so we will see what happens in the future.


Last year Kimi used to say just "Let's wait and see", this year his motto got a bit more complicated with the premise of "I don't know". He was probably deeply affected by Mika Hakkinen :D

#19 Owen

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 13:45

'I don't know' could be his new catch phrase. He could use it all year and slowly drive all the journalists insane. That might be fun.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 14:08

"I don't know" how any of them stay polite, or sane, being asked the same shallow question 500 times a day :lol:

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 14:11

quote:
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Originally posted by 3Sword
What's the point of this tread ?
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Originally posted by karlth


I don't know.

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#22 Just

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 14:18

Reading the OP I thought Kimi was really acting like a jerk, but now that I've read the actual interview, I think he comes off very well. I especially liked this:

Q. You ran off the track twice during the race in Melbourne. How much was that down to the track characteristics, and how much down to you?

KR: It was my mistake; it was nothing to do with the circuit. I knew I needed to get past Heikki (Kovalainen) but I was too optimistic and I went off. I think with all the safety cars and everything, we were not in such a good position. So I needed to get past, and made a mistake. These things happen.

Q. Is it much easier to make mistakes this year because of the lack of engine braking?

KR: No, I don't think it changes anything. Even with last year's car, the same would have happened if I had done the same thing. It was just purely my mistake.


I guess you could argue that he has to admit it was his mistake - obviously, it was - but even still, the way he's so ready to admit it, and to not try to use engine braking or anything else as an excuse, is nice to see.

Here's hoping Ferrari is more competitive this weekend.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 14:56

I'm impressed he addmitted making a driving mistake and didn;t try to sugar coat it at all. I guess that's to be expected from him...but I like it anyway.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 15:09

I don't know if there is a thread on this, I didn't see one but can somebody explain to me why Kimi didn't pit during the safety car period? Only to run off the track (on an attempted pass of kovi) during a green.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 15:17

Originally posted by DEVO
I don't know if there is a thread on this, I didn't see one but can somebody explain to me why Kimi didn't pit during the safety car period? Only to run off the track (on an attempted pass of kovi) during a green.


http://forums.autosp...threadid=100080

The general conclusion was the following - why did Ferrari not pit? We don't know.

#26 HoldenRT

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 15:25

He's a top class driver he doesn't need to sugar coat anything. The Luizzi's, Speed's and Ralf's on the other hand.

#27 kismet

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 15:26

I thought the answers were better than the questions.

#28 3Sword

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 15:48

Kimi don't know
Lewis has no idea

This is serious.. :lol:

Q. How much testing have you had on wet tracks in the winter?

LH: I have no idea

#29 DriveFastLiveSlow

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 16:13

Originally posted by pluto
Q. How do you think this weekend will go?
Kimi Raikkonen: I don't know.

Q. What was the problem?
KR: I don't know exactly

Q. Are you confident for this weekend?
KR: I don't know.

Q. Lewis Hamilton has said that he believes McLaren are stronger than
Ferrari, and that he did not show the team's true speed in Melbourne...
KR: I don't know.

Q. With the rain here on Sunday, how will it be without traction control?
KR: I haven't driven here for a long time in the wet. So I don't know how it will.

Q. The GPDA directors have said they are making a push to try and get you
and Lewis into the organisation. Do you have any interest in joining them?
KR: I don't know.


What kind of person misquotes on purpose? Leaving something out is just as bad as adding something.

#30 3Sword

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 16:25

Originally posted by DriveFastLiveSlow


What kind of person misquotes on purpose? Leaving something out is just as bad as adding something.


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#31 Perigee

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 16:56

Originally posted by Domination
Is this a real interview? If it is then :down: Kimi not coming off too well.

It makes the interviewer look stupid for asking such dumb questions.

If I got asked these same quesions every damned race I'd give monosylabic answers too. Kimi's a racing driver, not a politician or a salesman, and it seems to me better that he is a genius behind the wheel rather than at the mic. Some drivers have the role reversed, e.g. DC, and fascinating though he is to listen to, I'd rather have Kimi in my car.

Kimi *knows* alright, he's just not going to ****ing tell you!

#32 alg7_munif

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 17:20

I miss Montoya's "You know,...."

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 17:28

Originally posted by alg7_munif
I miss Montoya's "You know,...."


Montoya: you know...

Kimi: I don't know.

Montoya: you know...

Kimi: I don't know.

(...)

No wonder that driving pairing went bananas and didn't work. Too many conversations like this and Ron Dennis might've gone insane.

#34 DEVO

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 17:42

Originally posted by paranoik0


http://forums.autosp...threadid=100080

The general conclusion was the following - why did Ferrari not pit? We don't know.


Thank you. I found it odd.

#35 Perigee

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 17:46

Originally posted by alg7_munif
I miss Montoya's "You know,...."

I miss the fact that Montoya rabitted on a bit like Kenneth Williams, with a quite ridiculous and over-the-top voice.

I saw an interview with Montoya a few days ago, and like the average British 13 year old girl, no doubt influenced by the speech pattern in "Friends", Montoya felt the need to add the word "like" every 2 or 3 words, with a slight Aussie inflection at the end so every statement sounded like a question (which has the amusing effect of making the person speaking sound like they are not entirely sure of what they're saying).

The combination of his funny nasal voice and "I was, like, you know, like, going to, like, drive, like, the car, like...." etc. I imagine hell - if it actually existed - would be a place where I had to listen to Allen and Montoya in conversation but not being able to kill either of them.

Anyway, two irritating c*cks, hopefully both due to disappear from my screen forever.

#36 alg7_munif

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 18:44

I can only find this one on Montoya:
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related

Perhaps someone can edit the video and put it together with Kimi's "I don't know"

Edit: I was looking for Kimi's "I don't know" but came across this:


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 21:12

Some reporter asked Kimi:

What do think what´s gonna happen in tomorrow´s race?

-I don´t know. What do you think?


:lol:

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 21:25

hehe reminds me of Jos his anwser to the dutch pitlane reporter asking him before the race: and the first corner Jos? (jos has very good starts that year and he hinted at how many he would overtake) Jos anwserd: Yes the first corner is over there. :D

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 21:36

'To be honest, you know, I, for sure, don't know.'

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 00:47

Another useless thread.


"Like stupid, ya know...."