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#3951 Sammyosammy

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 14:38

It doesn't change anything, kimi can go if he wants. Kimi has no plans to leave for now but 2014 who knows , he can leave F1 perminately.Kimi has had sponsorship deal with Red Bull for many years until 2012..it didn't stop coca-cola to join with him and coca-cola wont stop Kimi leaving.



Yeah, yeah, yeah. The only possible reason for moving back to RB's stable would be Artista's stealing theory. Which I find quite unrealistic; This Burn-thing doesn't ring any bells enough to be stolen from...

Let's just wait and see. And be happy as long there's this stubborn driving those things :)

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#3952 wrcva

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 15:31

Yeah, yeah, yeah. The only possible reason for moving back to RB's stable would be Artista's stealing theory. Which I find quite unrealistic; This Burn-thing doesn't ring any bells enough to be stolen from...

Let's just wait and see. And be happy as long there's this stubborn driving those things :)

I agree, if they create the brand links in people's mind (Lotus. Kimi, Burn...) it could be hard (or not financially beneficial to any of the brands) to break those links in a year...
To Artista's point, depends on how and if they blend Kimi branding (iceman) into the mix (burn and lotus). If they don't, Kimi could be just a driver (like Seb, minimal association with the RB drink itself), but if they blend flames with ice and coolness then Kimi will be set for Lotus for a long time... assuming this is a pretty big and joint branding contract.

Good for Lopez... he must be totally pissed off about the cashflow related news stories surfacing on the eve of this announcement... he just needs to double secure the use of the Lotus name

#3953 hello86

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 15:49

Good news! :up:

#3954 fum3s

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 16:00

Now you just need Microsoft to step up with their Windows 8 song:
"...As hot as fire, Cold as ice..."

(I won't mention the "As cool as a tree" bit)

Edited by fum3s, 22 November 2012 - 16:03.


#3955 OSX

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 16:03

So now we atleast can drop one team out for 2014. There's no RB & Kimi to come. Mr. Webber - you're free to breath

These things have no connection. While Lotus signing Kimi together with his success and immense popularity have certainly helped the team in securing the Coca-Cola sponsorship deal it does not in any way stop Kimi from leaving Lotus at the end of 2013 if he so chooses.

#3956 swerved

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 16:53

Andrew Benson Tweet: "It seems Kimi Raikkonen is not going to make it to Interlagos today. He's been delayed in LA. Can't imagine why"

Ben n Jerrys ? :lol:

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 16:59

Andrew Benson Tweet: "It seems Kimi Raikkonen is not going to make it to Interlagos today. He's been delayed in LA. Can't imagine why"

Ben n Jerrys ? :lol:

I just wonder, if Lotus really have nothing against these delays xD

#3958 Miggeex

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 17:08

Could be a meeting, missed the plane, cancelled flight, anything.

Apparently Lotus had joked to some guy in the paddock that he had too much fun in LA and couldn't make it today :D

Now I can only imagine what people makes up because of that joke... :D





#3959 Pothead4Philosopher

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 17:11

So,

Will The Burn give The Ice some wings come 2013?

I guess that Lotus team is pretty happy with Kimi's comings and goings at the moment -- a few AWOL's fits the bill, methinks.

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#3960 Trust

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 17:11

Well seeing this delay, it surely means Kimi isn't that commited to Lotus and has a deal with RB for 2014.

#3961 OSX

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 17:23

Well seeing this delay, it surely means Kimi isn't that commited to Lotus and has a deal with RB for 2014.

:lol:

#3962 eronrules

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 17:47

Could be a meeting, missed the plane, cancelled flight, anything.

Apparently Lotus had joked to some guy in the paddock that he had too much fun in LA and couldn't make it today :D

Now I can only imagine what people makes up because of that joke... :D


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from texas with booze :p

no wonder he has missed (or cancelled) his flight

#3963 CrashPad

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 17:55

Oh man I love that guy :rotfl:

#3964 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:01

wohoo, he looks ready for the final race of the season!:D

#3965 Taxi

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:03

I could only imagine if he had the hunger/personality of Senna/Schumacher. With that talent...

Then again, I much prefer him the way he is.

#3966 Pothead4Philosopher

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:06

Caption time:

Kimi: I can freaking drive this machine 1:11:0 per lap at Lagos....

Dude in a hat: Kimi! -- That's my a@@, the race is in 4 days....

#3967 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:07

I could only imagine if he had the hunger/personality of Senna/Schumacher. With that talent...

Then again, I much prefer him the way he is.


yeah, Ferrari engineer told to Leo Turrini that had Kimi worked like Prost or Schumacher, he would have been unbeatable.

#3968 hello86

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:09

I could only imagine if he had the hunger/personality of Senna/Schumacher. With that talent...

Then again, I much prefer him the way he is.


Agree with both!

#3969 Pothead4Philosopher

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:12

yeah, Ferrari engineer told to Leo Turrini that had Kimi worked like Prost or Schumacher, he would have been unbeatable.


That is contradictory to Stella's and Domenicali's statements regarding Kimi's work ethic. They have intoned that he, Kimi, worked as tirelessly as the two mentioned above.

But then again, what do I know.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:13

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from texas with booze :p

no wonder he has missed (or cancelled) his flight

Just in case...

You guys do know this picture is already a bit old, right?

#3971 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:17

That is contradictory to Stella's and Domenicali's statements regarding Kimi's work ethic. They have intoned that he, Kimi, worked as tirelessly as the two mentioned above.

But then again, what do I know.


yes but it was a question about spending all the time they had in the factory and they desperately wanted to no every detail about new pieces of the car.

Also Boullier and Withmarsh praised recently how hard Kimi works for the team etc.

#3972 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:19

Just in case...

You guys do know this picture is already a bit old, right?

yes of course :D

#3973 MonacoMaster

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:19

Just in case...

You guys do know this picture is already a bit old, right?


Yeah, I believe it's taken at Ibiza. Nice photo though. :p

Edited by MonacoMaster, 22 November 2012 - 18:20.


#3974 Wolfie

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:19

Kulta wrote that Kimi faced some schedule-problems when flying from USA to Brazil.

#3975 hello86

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:22

Hope he will get enough sleep this night!

#3976 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:31

Kulta wrote that Kimi faced some schedule-problems when flying from USA to Brazil.


yeah, sadly that means a delay to private interview that Heikki would have had with Kimi, there would have been interesting questions from fans. Kulta is hopefull that Lotus can arange another time with Kimi this weekend.

btw hopefully Lotus is now better in rain than it was earlier this season as rain is predicted.

#3977 Pothead4Philosopher

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:36

btw hopefully Lotus is now better in rain than it was earlier this season as rain is predicted.


I think the coanda upgrade would have changed a lot about the car behavior (more down-force, sticks better to the road....) in the rain, but we haven't seen it yet -- so a little guessing going on here.

I admit.


#3978 eronrules

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:45

Just in case...

You guys do know this picture is already a bit old, right?


yep, but it's not hard to imagine what a texas night would be like for kimsta

btw, this is the full image ... anyone has any idea who this bloke is????

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Edited by eronrules, 22 November 2012 - 18:55.


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Posted 22 November 2012 - 18:51

Hope he will get enough sleep this night!

I think that'll be no problem at all, He can sleep anywhere, anytime! :)

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#3980 Vesuvius

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 19:00

Boullier said to Mtv3 Kimi has got all the paychecks he should have get so far.

#3981 eronrules

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 19:05

Boullier said to Mtv3 Kimi has got all the paychecks he should have get so far.


i was also thinking, maybe lotus have paid kimi's paycheck for the next season (whole/partial), thus kimi signing 2013 deal. perhaps it's his bonus that's unpaid/due to be paid that has caused all these speculations.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 19:05

yep, but it's not hard to imagine what a texas night would be like for kimsta

btw, this is the full image ... anyone has any idea who this bloke is????

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He's from Dirty Sanchez

Edited by MonacoMaster, 22 November 2012 - 19:06.


#3983 eronrules

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 19:06

Boullier said to Mtv3 Kimi has got all the paychecks he should have get so far.


i was also thinking, maybe lotus have paid kimi's paycheck for the next season (whole/partial), thus kimi signing 2013 deal. perhaps it's his bonus that's unpaid/due to be paid that has caused all these speculations.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 20:08

I think that'll be no problem at all, He can sleep anywhere, anytime! :)

:D Exactly what I was thinking

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 20:15

"The Coca-Cola Company will return to Formula 1 in January 2013 through its global energy brand 'burn' in a multi-year sponsorship of Lotus F1 Team. Details of the sponsorship will be revealed in 2013 when the partnership officially launches."

http://www.lotusf1te...22.html?lang=en

Fantastic news for Lotus, was starting to be worried - all this talk about financial problems...
Of course, we do not know yet how much money we are talking about...hopefully a lot :)

#3986 intelligentsia

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:15

I ve seen rumours that Kimi might just make it in time for FP1 that isn't really good, you will start the whole weekend delayed.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:19

I ve seen rumours that Kimi might just make it in time for FP1 that isn't really good, you will start the whole weekend delayed.


He is already in Sao Paulo.

https://twitter.com/i/#!/F1TotalOfficie...2FSWQwSZRlYC%2F

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:21

I ve seen rumours that Kimi might just make it in time for FP1 that isn't really good, you will start the whole weekend delayed.

): Not good at all...hope he can handle it anyway.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:21

If you somehow miss all three FPs, can you still participate the quali and race?

Just curious if there's any rule about that or any precedent..

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:21

He is already in Sao Paulo.

https://twitter.com/i/#!/F1TotalOfficie...2FSWQwSZRlYC%2F



kimi looks pissed ... :p maybe he could do with some BURN (without vodka)

#3991 rijole1

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:28

He is already in Sao Paulo.

https://twitter.com/i/#!/F1TotalOfficie...2FSWQwSZRlYC%2F

:) Nice to hear he made it.
But Kimi looks really tired...or maybe he's bored - it's a PR thing after all...

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:29

kimi looks pissed ... :p maybe he could do with some BURN (without vodka)

:p

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:34

He is already in Sao Paulo.

https://twitter.com/i/#!/F1TotalOfficie...2FSWQwSZRlYC%2F


Okay that is good news. It would have been very difficult to get started on FP directly after you arrive.



#3994 eronrules

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 22:47

Okay that is good news. It would have been very difficult to get started on FP directly after you arrive.



yeah, i'm glad too, not that he'd miss FP1 or shit, but just imagine the amount of headlines it'd have created by these 'So called journalists' who still can't accept kimi's motivation to the team and to the sport.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:13

yep, but it's not hard to imagine what a texas night would be like for kimsta

btw, this is the full image ... anyone has any idea who this bloke is????

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Laurel and Hardy impression

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:50

hahahahha I'm late again with translations courtesy of +8 GMT time difference

Translation by Nicole, as per usual

Time-out!

22.11.2012 18:36, heikki.kulta

Kimi Räikkönen didn't arrive to Interlagos track. Apparently he had some schedule-problems when flying from USA to Brazil and hence all the scheduled appointments on Thursday were moved later on.

I am telling about this in the blog, because the private interview today with Kimi that I had so much looked forward to, was cancelled... continue reading by clicking on the link http://www.racingnerds.com/?p=1081



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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:05

maybe he slept in :stoned:

good luck to kimi, hope he finishes on the podium and brings the record of finishing every racing lap of an entire season!

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:17

http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

Kimi Raikkonen Wins Abu Dhabi F1 GP- Radio Mix

Great Audio-Video effort by the uploader :up:

Edited by BackOnTop, 23 November 2012 - 07:18.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:40

http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

Kimi Raikkonen Wins Abu Dhabi F1 GP- Radio Mix

Great Audio-Video effort by the uploader :up:

Yea, I saw that this morning. Very well made. :lol: :up:

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:00

http://www.f1zone.ne...-holiday/16872/

I just wonder, was Kimi really still holidaying in LA or his flight was just delayed and he could not do anything about it..?