You're right, he was, he isn't this year. Maybe he was more motivated with Lotus.
facepalm......seriously, why people always blame Kimi's motivation when he is struggling? Clearly it doesnt seem enough to some of you that no matter how many times the man himself has said that he would quit right away if he didnt feel motivated..you think that Kimi, out of all people, who already quit in F1 once, would talk garbage and just drive for the money?
Kimi's problems come entirely from his driving style that doesnt work well with the car they have right now..but apparently that's not clear enough for some of you and apparently many of you doubt that he would do any better even if he the team would be able to provide what he wants from the car...despite what happened in 2012 and 2013 with Lotus...
It always seems to be the same story in F1...you are only as good as the result of your last race(s).... just like Kimi said just this weekend to Italian media "people always turn their coats....whenever you are doing well, they praise you, when you are not, they bark at you"....this is why I truly hate the F1 community...or well in any sports in general.
Oh and one more thing....Kimi just said this weekend that he has contract for 2015, so he has no worries whatsoever. Ofcourse they could always buy Kimi out, but it would become incredibly expensive for them and Santander wouldnt do that for them this time.
Secondly he also said that Ferrari will be his last team, but once again didnt say anything about retiring after 2015, that he will end his career at Ferrari, but he doesnt know when it will be and that reporters just made their own conclusions. Again Kimi more than likely has 2+1 year contract (as first reported by SuomiF1 before anyone else reported about Kimi's Ferrari deal last year), with the 1 year option being entirely in Kimi's own hands. So Kimi might retire after 2015 if he doesnt feel happy with team or he might still continue in 2016 if things go in right direction.
Edited by Balnazzard, 18 July 2014 - 11:14.