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Kimi Raikkonen - Part IV


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#101 hello86

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:25

http://www.autosport...t.php/id/104518

"I couldn't care less" about being third! :lol:


This just shows that it´s most of the time not him who is giving those answers the Lotus PR teams posts after qualifyings and races

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#102 swerved

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:27

Was it on the trackside? :lol: :lol:



Yeah it was :lol: It didn't show whether the car was still there at the time, I guess it was.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:29

No new engine for Kimi so no penalty according to F1zone.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:30

This just shows that it´s most of the time not him who is giving those answers the Lotus PR teams posts after qualifyings and races

Not exactly. Instinctively like any racer, he does not want to give up any points or positions, be it in the race or championship. But here, the reporter was asking a stupid question that if he would like to attend the FIA gala. Kimi said he does not care if he is 2nd, 3rd or 4th, if he doesn't win. He wants to hold on to whatever position he is in. But he is not placing as much importance on it as some of his fans! Classic Kimitrolling of a reporter who asked a stupid question! :)

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:31

I remember Kovalainen also sitting in a camping chair during the 2007 race, when he found himself in the outside part of the track after the accident. That's why he was still there clapping to Räikkönen after the race

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:32

No new engine for Kimi so no penalty according to F1zone.


Maybe they should have taken the Gamble, put a new one in, get a time in Q1 and start from pit lane with ability to choose setup with race day weather.


Right now he is screwed having missed yet again about two thirds of practice time.

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#107 swerved

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:35

I remember Kovalainen also sitting in a camping chair during the 2007 race, when he found himself in the outside part of the track after the accident. That's why he was still there clapping to Räikkönen after the race



Yep, one of my favourite F1 images :)



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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:37

I really love that pic. It's a very nice example of sportmanship :)

#109 swerved

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:38

Maybe they should have taken the Gamble, put a new one in, get a time in Q3 and start from pit lane with ability to choose setup with race day weather.


Right now he is screwed having missed yet again about two thirds of practice time.


I think i would have gone with a new one if one was available, I think Kimi would be pretty capable at getting through the field with a new engine, but we'll see what happens, we have to hope they've calculated all the variables and come up with the least risky solution, it would be a great shame to lose 3rd in the WDC because of an engine failure.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:39

Yep, one of my favourite F1 images :)



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Although it's not the first time I see this image, it still is a fantastic image indeed! Thanks :up:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:40

I really love that pic. It's a very nice example of sportmanship :)



Me too, I dont think i'll ever forget that moment, and that pic always makes me smile, like you say, a real sporting gesture from a fellow countryman. :up:


#112 hello86

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:40

I really love that pic. It's a very nice example of sportmanship :)


I always thought that it was a photoshop! =D

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:42

Will Buxton tweet:


"Lotus confirms Kimi will have a race winning engine for quali and the Brazilian GP. Abu Dhabi Renault power unit for the Iceman. No penalty"

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:42

I always thought that it was a photoshop! =D



You just pissed on my strawberries !! :lol: :cry: :eek:


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:44

Will Buxton tweet:


"Lotus confirms Kimi will have a race winning engine for quali and the Brazilian GP. Abu Dhabi Renault power unit for the Iceman. No penalty"

If that engine blows up during the first lap of qualy, I'm going to laugh my *** off.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:48

Good news that he wont face a 10-place drop. My initial frustration had me assuming he would have to!
No build-up to qualifying though, and I'm certain he will now be outqualified by Grosjean, 'cause he already looked quick.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 14:58

I really love that pic. It's a very nice example of sportmanship :)

:up: :up: :up:

#118 Zava

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:06

too bad it is not bigger, would be an instant wallpaper (though I would miss Kimi's helmet) how come I've never seen that beauty of a pic?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:18

If that engine blows up during the first lap of qualy, I'm going to laugh my *** off.

:lol: :lol: :lol:



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#120 sheSgoTthElooK

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:18

I always thought that it was a photoshop! =D


Me too :rotfl: :blush:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:19

makes you think of races like Suzuka 2005 -- p17 start. Once upon a time when driver skill made a pretty big difference regardless of the start position...

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:25

He'll just have to copy RG's setup and then tweak it further in Q1 and Q2.

Expect him to put in a lot of laps during the first 2 sessions

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:26

I think i would have gone with a new one if one was available, I think Kimi would be pretty capable at getting through the field with a new engine, but we'll see what happens, we have to hope they've calculated all the variables and come up with the least risky solution, it would be a great shame to lose 3rd in the WDC because of an engine failure.

Difference with new engine is not that much. Time lost on practice running is not worth running from pit lane with changed set up for race.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:28

I think Q3 will be hard

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:28

He'll just have to copy RG's setup and then tweak it further in Q1 and Q2.

Expect him to put in a lot of laps during the first 2 sessions


Can one change the set-up (completely) during the qualy?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:29

Can one change the set-up (completely) during the qualy?

Within the time constraints you can change aero and mechanical setup, yes.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:30

I think Q3 will be hard


Same here! Really depends whether he found a good set-up or not! If he struggles like he did yesterday he wont make it into Q3

Edit: It seems to rain now!Eeeew!

Edited by hello86, 24 November 2012 - 15:31.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:31

Lotus F1 Team ‏@Lotus_F1Team
Kimi's spare engine is go! Fired up and ready for action, like the man himself. Thank you #PitCrew360 #FullBrazilian

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:33

makes you think of races like Suzuka 2005 -- p17 start. Once upon a time when driver skill made a pretty big difference regardless of the start position...



I was thinking of that earlier, now that would really be some achievement :lol:


We're in for interesting qualy and race and overall its been a great season all round, for me Kimi has already justified the faith Lotus placed in him, but i still want to see him get a good position so hope the yabba dabba doo engine holds out.





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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:44

Within the time constraints you can change aero and mechanical setup, yes.

Once the qualy starts, you cannot change the car.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:46

Eric Boullier: When asked about Kimi's qualifying chances after missing some of the practice sessions, "Kimi is talented enough to recover quickly"

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:49

Once the qualy starts, you cannot change the car.

Depends what you mean by change. You can change wing angles and dampers, etc. during quali but not between quali and the race. You can wind on front wing flap angle at any time and you can change damaged/inoperative components at any time.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:55

rain will be a real curved ball for all setups

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:56

Depends what you mean by change. You can change wing angles and dampers, etc. during quali but not between quali and the race. You can wind on front wing flap angle at any time and you can change damaged/inoperative components at any time.

Yes, we have seen all those. But not the "Within the time constraints you can change aero and mechanical setup". Aero and mechanical set up changes allowed are definitely not limited by time. That is possible only under red flag conditions after the race starts.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:57

hoping for the best, fearing for the worst. Impossible to say how the qualifying will go, impossible to even say how the weather will develop.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:58

Yes, we have seen all those. But not the "Within the time constraints you can change aero and mechanical setup". Aero and mechanical set up changes allowed are definitely not limited by time. That is possible only under red flag conditions after the race starts.

Sorry, perhaps I wasn't clear. I meant that there are plenty of changes you can make during qualifying where the only limiting factor is having time to do it and still get your driver out to do his laps, not some enforced time limit.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 15:59

rain will be a real curved ball for all setups



A chance to turn a zero into a hero, or indeed, the other way around, and more rain is predicted within the qualy hour according to Heikki's engineer.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:00

hoping for the best, fearing for the worst. Impossible to say how the qualifying will go, impossible to even say how the weather will develop.



:up: I'd be happy with something in between the two.

Good luck Kimi, do your best :)


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:06

Lol @ that image of Kimi, dont know whether he has a headache or he's just thinking wtf ? :rotfl:

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:21

Well done!!! 11th and through to Q2 :up:


Or 15th!

Edited by swerved, 24 November 2012 - 16:21.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:21

Well done!!! 11th and through to Q2 :up:


puuuuh

#142 hello86

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:24

And Ham a class of his own!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:24

Was Kimi only on primes?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:25

Kimi no pace at all. Just gamble with setup please.

EDIT: I think Kimi was on softer tyre.

Edited by Trust, 24 November 2012 - 16:25.


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:25

Grosjean, again, and this time nearly pushing Kimi off the track, he's a ****ing liability.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:27

Was Kimi only on primes?

Nope. I don't remember all of them, but I think everybody except the Ferraris, Red Bulls, McLarens and Grosjean.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:39

Kimi starting to build up his pace!

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:39

With new sets, great lap with lack of running.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:40

Kimi in traffic behind Vettel now? ****.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 16:41

With new sets, great lap with lack of running.

it is because this car is soooo sensitive that when it is scorching it works, when it is cold or smn spilled glass of water on racing line then it is all over