Quit the tunnel vision please. Kimi has had trouble adjusting to certain things, whether that be generating the necessary heat in the tyres, steering issues, suspension geometries.
You hardly hear drivers like Schumacher (1st career), Alonso and Hamilton having such issues. They just get in the car and get on with business.
Just because you dont hear any issues about them doesnt mean that all is pleasant sun shine for them all the time. You dont work in the pit lane with these guys, do you ? We take ffor granted whatever little news we read in the papers and the websites. Little do we know that those who are writing such stories have not much to share. A tiny piece of information flows and we generalise such information to be the gospel truth.
Much has been said and written about Raikkoenen by people with different propaganda. During his Mclaren days I used hear stories that he was a car breaker. What happened to that one ? Are you basing your judgment on such people's opinion ? One should always try to find out with his own eyes. And dig deeper. Just because Stella says in the press that Alonso has no weaknesses doesnt mean that he is perfect. Stella said that in utter admiration. He did not want to link anything coz there is no need for people to know about his weaknesses. That way a team protects his driver and promotes him in the eyes of the people to attract positive vibes. Very seldom will you find teams admitting a certain fact about thier driver in public. What they say in public is very different to what they know is the truth and what they do in private.
Raikkonen comes across as the most honest driver out there about his own performance, and so does Lewis. Lewis is more akin to admitting stuff about his private life, while Raikkonen is completely open about his driving and things related. Thats why you read that Raikkonen said something about his mistakes, or set up issues in papers. He talks his heart out. And when a top lad like Kimi opens up about his style and mistakes, journos think that gives them a license to pen down any kind of bollocks remotely assisted with the Finn. And thats how conspiracy theories start circulating, one day Kimi can adjust his steering, the other day he cant heat up the tyres. Its those journos who think that putting down such stories will get them publicity, and when the fools read it, the journos do get popular and so does their articles. Coz they wrote about Kimi, everyone wants to about Kimi, he is the most popular mystery out there.
Even in Mclaren, Kimi never shyed admitting his mistakes in public. It takes balls of iron to do that, when youre in an atmosphere where nothing but the best is expected off you, and if you fail to deliver youre crucified. We dont live in that atmosphere, we are chilling in our armchairs, the butchers knife is not places on our heads at the level of Formula 1. A guy like Alonso will never claim his mistakes in public like the way Raikkonen does. Coz it matters to him how people think about him, how fans might react and how his stock might get affected. No wonder he keeps tweeting about his fitness regimes. Coz he wants people to know he is working extra hard to win, he wants people to see it. Kimi, on the other hand is beyond this, he doesnt care, he just does it. And when we cant see that, we imagine that he is sipping some beer somewhere and passing out. How foolish! Seeing is believing is one thing, and refusing to believe is another.