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Kimi Raikkonen Announced for Ferrari 2014


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#1 Buttoneer

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:57

Finally the news is out and it's official, Kimi will be driving for Ferrari in 2014.

 

Exciting to see that Ferrari has gone for two roosters in the hen house and given us all the opportunity of seeing two great champions and popular drivers going head to head.  Could this be the most exciting driver pairing for 2014?

 

Alonso:Raikkonen

208 v 187 starts

32 v 20 wins

93 v 75 podiums

22 v 16 poles

2 v 1 WDC's

 

Bearing in mind two years out or 38 races for Kimi during which they will have taken chunks of stats out of each other and IMO they look pretty evenly matched.

 

Please keep the discussion clean.  Please do not discuss Santander or pay drivers or bring up any of the other silliness from when Alonso replaced Kimi originally.  Please discuss what you think of this news and how you expect things to progress.

 

There is no head to head performance to analyse so any attempt to suggest that one will 'destroy' the other really is just trolling.



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#2 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:03

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Finally official Kimi joins Alonso for the next two seasons


#3 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:04

Hot off the presses, the email we'e all been waiting for. Kimi is back at Ferrari, confirmed pic.twitter.com/9jyNQ0q3Ue

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#4 LaoTze

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:04

Official? where? HUH?! :o



#5 Seanspeed

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:06

Posted yesterday, huh? 

 

I see certain mods are trying to retain glory for themselves here. :lol:

 

Cool to have it announced finally. :clap:



#6 Pitlane

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:06

Official? where? HUH?! :o

 

http://formula1.ferrari.com/



#7 Sanman59

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:06

Seems like my avatar was a premonition!

 

:drunk:



#8 Zesus

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:07

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!!!! FINALLY  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:



#9 bongofury

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:08

Well I never....



#10 Tron

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:08

Haha, so many were wrong about the one year deal! :rotfl:



#11 Desdirodeabike

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:08

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#12 SilentKiller

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:08

Pekka was right :up: . Benson and Cooper wrong again.



#13 Coral

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:09

It's official now! Kimi is back at Ferrari! Woo-hoo!  :stoned:

 

This puts the cat among the pigeons at Ferrari, though...I wonder what Alonso's thinking? But hey, I don't really care what Alonso's thinking!  :clap:

 

I so can't wait for next season... :cool:



#14 bourbon

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:09

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!  CONGRATULATIONS @ KIMI !!!!!!!  Brilliant opportunity for Ferrari and Kimi!  :up: :D

 

Now he'll get his paycheck on time

Now he'll be in a top car

Now I can get some sleep!  :D 



#15 Tron

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:09

So where are all those that said "NOT, ever going to happen!" ???

I'm certain one even sore his life on it.



#16 Lone

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:09

It seems Pekka Franck was right all along, even with the length of the contract, unlike others!

#17 Raikkonen94

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:09

Finally!! Let's just skip this season already, Vettel wins and let's see how Kimi & Alonso will be together in one team next year!!

 

So it's 2 years or 1+1? I guess two years as a lot of sources claimed that. Andrew Benson thought he was sure with his 1+1....



#18 luckykun

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:09

yaayyy.... yaaayyy.... Welcome Back to Red KIMI... hoping for the dashing season 2014.... May the Force be with you !! :clap:  :clap:



#19 ali.unal

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:09

This is the most thrilling driver pair I have ever seen in a Formula 1 team after Prost-Senna. That's going to be a magnificent battle between the two. Can we give his title to Vettel and move to 2014 already?



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#20 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:10

Haha, so many were wrong about the one year deal! :rotfl:

Tobias Grüner ams F1 @tgruener
#F1 Two year contract for Kimi. That's the real news.


#21 Pitlane

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:10

Respect to Pekka Frank...



#22 K-One

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:10

2 seasong as expected, already from 1st August



#23 OSX

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:10

Note to Mr. Cooper. You were wrong about the length of the deal, matey...



#24 eronrules

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:10

finally .... yeessss!!! yabba dabba dooh !!!! Ring- a- ding - ding !!!! good job boys (at ferrari) !!! well done  :clap:  :clap:



#25 mzvztag

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:11

Good luck to him and to Ferrari!



#26 falalalalaland

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:12

AWESOME  :clap:

 

I simultaneously feel sick to the stomach and have a huge grin on my face  :rotfl:

 

The champ is back!!!!!



#27 UPRC

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:12

Yes, finally revealed! :up:

 

I can't wait to see if the Ferrari is good next year, I really can't. With Alonso and Raikkonen driving for them, Ferrari is more or less guaranteed to receive more attention than any other team next season. This could be a VERY fun rivalry to watch, and I know that a lot of us have wanted this particular match-up for many years now. Bring on 2014, it's going to be exciting to see these two go head to head!

 

Also, if Ferrari develops a real rocket for next year, Ferrari may be almost unstoppable in the WCC battle. Alonso and Raikkonen can always be depended on to collect tons of points and, together, most certainly form the strongest driver pairing on the grid.


Edited by UPRC, 11 September 2013 - 12:27.


#28 monaco2

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:12

Forza Ferrari!

 

Forza Kimi!

 

Forza Alonzi! ( had to rhyme - LOL)



#29 ConsiderAndGo

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:12

Ahhhhhh! F*** yes!!!!!!!!

#30 anachronox

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:12

Welcome back ICEMAN! :clap:  :clap:



#31 Coops3

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:12

Respect to Ferrari, this decision is ballsy.

 

Gonna be epic.



#32 Owen

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:12

Good luck to him and to Ferrari!

he may need it.



#33 Nemo1965

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:12

Boom...



#34 F.M.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:13

Well, that came out of the blue!



#35 Raikkonen94

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:13

So who's building a statue for mr. Pekka Franck?



#36 Diablobb81

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:13

Great for F1! :clap: :clap: Hopefully it will great for Ferrari too.



#37 krferrari07

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:13

My username makes sense again, YEAH!!!  :clap:



#38 SilentKiller

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:14

Pekka Frank right now

 

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#39 Owen

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:14

Well, that came out of the blue!

You are being ironic.



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#40 IMHO

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:14

Alonso-Räikkönen

Hamilton-Rosberg

Should be a great season ahead!



#41 EthanM

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:14

finally .... yeessss!!! yabba dabba dooh !!!! Ring- a- ding - ding !!!! good job boys (at ferrari) !!! well done  :clap:  :clap:

 

umm it says Kimi is joining Ferrari not Vettel  :p



#42 KirilVarbanov

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:15

Great moment to confirm that most sources were correct, except for those who predicted 1+1 (2) years, as opposed to the 2 solid years, which is the real point. 



#43 drag

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:15

So #Kimi is off to #Ferrari for 2014; it hurts a little bit… #F1 #Raikkonen pic.twitter.com/HkFhWvqpTo

 

that was fun to see right after it become official :lol:



#44 OSX

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:16

Tobias Grüner (Auto Motor und Sport):

 
"Two year contract for Kimi. That's the real news. Finally I can switch off the computer."

 

https://twitter.com/...765799362297857

Indeed, two years (with an option for third year that won't be mentioned in the announcement just like Pekka Franck of SuomiF1 said). :up:



#45 Tron

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:16

Alonso:Raikkonen

208 v 187 starts

32 v 20 wins

93 v 75 podiums

22 v 16 poles

2 v 1 WDC's

 

You might also want to add fastest laps.

20 v 38 fastest laps



#46 eronrules

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:17

SD on kimi

 

 

http://formula1.ferr...bentornato-kimi

 

 

A chapter draws to a close, another opens again after a pause: "I am delighted to welcome back to Kimi in the Scuderia with which it is crowned World Champion" - said Domenicali - "I felt extremely happy to return to Maranello and very determined to face in the best way the work that awaits him. " - See more at: http://formula1.ferr...h.rfXMZd9r.dpuf


#47 Fastcake

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:17

Mods stealing the glory from the thousands of Kimi fans who stayed up all night :p

This'll be interesting next year, I can't remember the last time Ferrari have had two champions in the team.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:17

pic.twitter.com/cwxGLQIEgY :lol:



#49 bourbon

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:17

Official site:  Welcome Back Kimi !

 

http://formula1.ferr.../news/back-kimi

 

Maranello, 11 September 2013 – Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has reached an agreement with Kimi Raikkonen. The Finn will join Fernando Alonso in the driver line-up for the next two racing seasons.


Edited by bourbon, 11 September 2013 - 12:18.


#50 fatd

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:17

Can't wait for next season already! Bring it on  :clap:  :clap:

Idk if I'd be able to stand the Kimi vs Alonso thread.... the Kimi to Ferrari thread is already *almost* unbearable