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Poll: Kimi fans migration (117 member(s) have cast votes)

Kimi fans: Who are you supporting next?

  1. Hamilton (9 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  2. Bottas (13 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  3. Verstappen (18 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  4. Pérez (1 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  5. Leclerc (13 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  6. Sainz (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Norris (13 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  8. Ricciardo (6 votes [5.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  9. Gasly (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Ocon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Alonso (7 votes [5.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.98%

  12. Giovinazzi (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Vettel (7 votes [5.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.98%

  14. Schumacher (2 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  15. Russel (3 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  16. Tsunoda (1 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  17. Albon (1 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  18. Latiffi (1 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  19. Mazepin (17 votes [14.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.53%

  20. Other (5 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

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#1 Taxi

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 07:51

The end of Kimi Raikkonen's long career means one of F1 biggest and more experienced fan base is  going to be "orphan". So for you all Kimi fellow fans who is going to be your number one driver from now on? It's Verstappen for me (although I enjoy Vettel, Gio and even get a weak spot for Bottas, Norris, Ricciardo). 

 

One thing is sure: I will never ever suffer for any other driver as I did with Kimi. He's always going to be another level. These two last GP's showed me that. 


Edited by Taxi, 18 September 2021 - 08:27.


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#2 noikeee

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 08:13

I think from the current field I sympathise with Leclerc the most, a bit of Ricciardo as well though he's starting to randomly piss me off with the "I'm a joker, haha I'm so funny" act. Would probably root for Russell if next year it's still Mercedes v Red Bull.

But I'm far less partisan to drivers than I was some 15 years ago in the beginning of Kimi's career, I've became kind of just a general enthusiast and observer of the sport, been a while since I've cared that much about his own results really. Not sure I still qualify as a "Kimi fan". I do still have dislikes, on this field I particularly don't really fancy Verstappen much, or that guy who races under the "RAF" flag.

#3 CrashPad

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 08:27

I think I will just wait for R.Raikkonen to enter the sport   ;)



#4 jcbc3

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 08:35

..or that guy who races under the "RAF" flag.

 

It's early morning after a night out. Could you spell this one out for me, please?



#5 SparkPlug86

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 08:39

I think, with the recent meme fest from Monza... Bottas has to be in the running. He's taking that 'no sh!t' attitude...  :rotfl:



#6 noikeee

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 08:53

It's early morning after a night out. Could you spell this one out for me, please?


Russian Automobile Federation.

#7 tom

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:00

Hakkinen then Raikkonen.
Hamilton now I think. Did like him in his rookie year but I think when he bet Kimi at Spa 2008 I went off him.
Then the earings and bling, rap etc also put me off a bit.
Think he's humbled again now a bit though.

#8 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:01

It's early morning after a night out. Could you spell this one out for me, please?

Mazepin.



#9 Trust

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:10

Charles Leclerc. He's the most similar to Kimi in a way that he is sensible and he's owning to his mistakes more often then not. Speed wise, I'm still not quite sure he is there.



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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:13

Norris or Ricciardo.

#11 SenorSjon

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:13

I was a fan orphan when Schumacher retired. His second career was... different. With all kinds of wonky rule changes, Pirelli and harder to watch F1, I almost quit it all together. Verstappen's rise was just at the right time, otherwise I would have signed off during the Mercedes domination period.

#12 Taxi

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:15

@ trust: Leclerc is the fastest over one lap aside Max and Lewis. He's a brilliant racing driver. I just happen not to like his passive agressive personality. 



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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:22

It's early morning after a night out. Could you spell this one out for me, please?

 

Yeah that really confused me too. Google didn't help much:

 

raf-flag-std.jpg



#14 BRG

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:26

I've became kind of just a general enthusiast and observer of the sport

Good for you.  'Fan' is short for 'fanatic'.  'Enthusiast' sounds much more sensible.



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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:27

Hard times ahead for suee, F1 will not be the same anymore.
When Kimi was gone for the first time, I was following Vettel, so I think he will be the one I follow, then will follow Bottas too, and I may be interested about Mick Schumacher as well. Looking forward for younger Raikkönen's to get older and see what comes then.

Don't particularly fancy any other current drivers, Max nah, Hamilton nah, Ricciardo nah, Leclerc nah, Alonso nah and the rest are even more nah for me.

What interest apart from any drivers is then tight battles, close racing and possible title fights.

#16 IrvTheSwerve

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:38

I don’t really support a particular driver anymore. When I was a bit younger, I’d support Fisichella (and generally drivers who weren’t at the front) as it made it even sweeter when they did get success. When Fisi left Australia in 05 as championship leader it felt like a dream. Same when he got the Ferrari drive. To me, that was far more rewarding than seeing a driver rack up the wins. As a Brit, I was always gunning for Lewis, but then when he moved to Merc and started winning everything it put me off.

 

I don’t know how many people are the same, but I just follow the sport now. I want F1 to be exciting, whoever wins. I want personalities in F1, so I do like drivers such as Ricciardo, but I wouldn’t say I ‘support’ them.



#17 Taxi

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:48

Yeah me too. From now on i'll just be an enthusiast. I prefer Max for pure performance reasons. He's the best. His personality is normal, not that interesting. Giovinazzi and Norris are more fun and great guys so I like them. Gio is out so Lando takes the spot for innocent good bloke with talent. Overall i think I'll aprecciate them all except Alonso, Leclerc, Stroll. 


Edited by Taxi, 18 September 2021 - 09:49.


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Posted 18 September 2021 - 10:52

In his first pause I was lucky to have MSC there. He and Kimi are my two all time favourites in f1.

 

Now I will continue more as a fan of the sport and Ferrari than before.

 

From drivers I like Bottas, Sainz and Mick.



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Posted 18 September 2021 - 11:08

I always find it interesting how quickly some fans migrate after their favourite driver retires. I didn't support anyone for 2 years after Button retired. I enjoyed the sport without supporting anyone, but I did continue following McLaren. I started to support McLaren in 2019 because they became a likeable team, had likeable drivers and were the last team of Button. I can imagine supporting Alfa Romeo would be tough :p



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Posted 18 September 2021 - 11:09

No one. It will be nice not to worry about how he'll mess up his races/qualy again. So in a way it'll be more enjoyable.

Max reminds me a little bit of young McLaren Kimi (although the former could use some of the latter's coolness in some situations). So maybe Max but in general just enjoying the races again after 20 years of anxiousness, enough already, first grey hair is visible!!

#21 Clrnc

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 11:13

I don’t really support a particular driver anymore. When I was a bit younger, I’d support Fisichella (and generally drivers who weren’t at the front) as it made it even sweeter when they did get success. When Fisi left Australia in 05 as championship leader it felt like a dream. Same when he got the Ferrari drive. To me, that was far more rewarding than seeing a driver rack up the wins. As a Brit, I was always gunning for Lewis, but then when he moved to Merc and started winning everything it put me off.

 

I don’t know how many people are the same, but I just follow the sport now. I want F1 to be exciting, whoever wins. I want personalities in F1, so I do like drivers such as Ricciardo, but I wouldn’t say I ‘support’ them.

I am the same with you. I loved Trulli when I started F1, then Fisi, Montoya etc. When Alonso started dominating I rooted Hamilton to win. When Hamilton started dominating, I loved drivers like Kimi and Ricciardo.

 

Now Kimi is leaving I would migrate to Alonso



#22 Taxi

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 11:15

No one. It will be nice not to worry about how he'll mess up his races/qualy again. So in a way it'll be more enjoyable.

Max reminds me a little bit of young McLaren Kimi (although the former could use some of the latter's coolness in some situations). So maybe Max but in general just enjoying the races again after 20 years of anxiousness, enough already, first grey hair is visible!!

 

This is basicaly it. Not worry anymore is the best thing of Kimi rettiring. Just watch the race with normal heart rate is great (had a good taste of it the last two races). Sure i prefer Max to Hamiton or Leclerc but even if they win no calms. My compromise towards Max is way lower.  :)



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Posted 18 September 2021 - 12:04

Valtteri for patriotic reasons. Alonso for nostalgic reasons.

Wish there were more teams. That would mean more new drivers each year, and maybe new favorites.



#24 Kimiraikkonen

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 12:33

Lando is the man, and Lewis of course, both mans are of McLaren family  :up:  :clap:



#25 Oho

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 12:47

Right so the OPS take on Raikkonen fans is roughly in line with this...

 



#26 KavB

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 13:21

Vettel is my 2nd favourite driver and then Alonso but I doubt either of them will ever compete at the front again. 

 

I think Leclerc will be the guy to beat in the future if he becomes less mistake prone so I reckon I will support him in the future when he's in a title battle. I doubt I'll ever support a driver like I did with Kimi though!



#27 Beamer

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 17:23

I consider myself a kimi fan , for nostalgic reasons and his personality. From a sportive perspective im a Max fan. So I voted ricciardo. No one ever said you can only support 1 driver 😀

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 17:34

Want to know what the op has against stroll. Some Finns love Canada!

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 17:41

At this point I'm supporting half of the grid anyway.



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Posted 18 September 2021 - 18:08

I think Bottas is the most “Raikkonen-like” driver in terms of persona, image etc - unsurprisingly. Verstappen is more a “new Schumacher”, Russell is remeniscent of Jenson and Leclerc….dunno, he’s just Leclerc. Maybe Mick Schumacher would have fit the bill if he wasn’t called Mick Schumacher. F1 needs another enigma!!

#31 PlatenGlass

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 18:08

He's already left once before so his fans must have a contingency.

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 21:58

I didn't like anyone enough to support in 11/12, and still don't know who I'll support from now on. I like Max's driving, but not so much some of his attitudes. I also like Gasly and how I feel he's flying under the radar. And of course, I always supported Ferrari. In 6 months I may answer this more clearly.



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Posted 18 September 2021 - 23:17

I voted for Ricci, but is quite difficult to say.

 

One thing are the teams you like: McLaren and partially Williams for me.

Other thing are the best drivers in cold analysis: Max, Lewis, Nando, George, maybe Charles...

And another different thing, the drivers that you support because a complicated mix of sympathy (Ricci) feelings (Lando, Charles) cultural o geographical proximity (Carlos, Nando, Sergio) or pure undecipherable charisma (Kimi by miles)

 

And for some strange reason the case of Kimi is for study. In terms of charisma among the fans, Kimi would had made run for their money Michael, Ayrton or Gilles.



#34 KLF1F

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 00:33

Nannini -> Hakkinen -> Raikkonen -> ?

 

 

I've been rooting for Nannini these past seasons, but I don't think he'll make it. Also Pourchaire, and he will make it.

 

Oh, and Colton Herta, for some strange reason I've convinced myself that he is the real deal.



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Posted 19 September 2021 - 00:42

Stroll, because he's not on the list. 



#36 Taxi

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 08:37

Valtteri for patriotic reasons. Alonso for nostalgic reasons.

Wish there were more teams. That would mean more new drivers each year, and maybe new favorites.

 I can't really understand how can a Kimi fan can migrate to Alonso: They were rivals, but more than that Fernando was always bitter towards Kimi and never misses an opportinity to remember he beated him hard him 2014.  Anyway 9 people still go with Mazepin...



#37 Taxi

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 08:40

I voted for Ricci, but is quite difficult to say.

 

One thing are the teams you like: McLaren and partially Williams for me.

Other thing are the best drivers in cold analysis: Max, Lewis, Nando, George, maybe Charles...

And another different thing, the drivers that you support because a complicated mix of sympathy (Ricci) feelings (Lando, Charles) cultural o geographical proximity (Carlos, Nando, Sergio) or pure undecipherable charisma (Kimi by miles)

 

And for some strange reason the case of Kimi is for study. In terms of charisma among the fans, Kimi would had made run for their money Michael, Ayrton or Gilles.

 

 

I actually did a papper on him. It's published here: http://ojs.labcom-if...le/view/430/pdf

 

You will like the data and the conclusions. 



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Posted 19 September 2021 - 08:42

Stroll, because he's not on the list. 

 

Sorry Stroll fans (never thought there were any). I made a mistake not putting him instead of Mazepin. 



#39 Singularity

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 08:53

Nannini -> Hakkinen -> Raikkonen -> ?

 

 

I've been rooting for Nannini these past seasons, but I don't think he'll make it. Also Pourchaire, and he will make it.

 

Oh, and Colton Herta, for some strange reason I've convinced myself that he is the real deal.

I have found myself turning towards the Indycar drivers as well. The Merc dominance made me almost stop watching F1, not because of HAM, simply because it was so predictable and for years it was only max 3 drivers in the game. In Indycar, the drivers matter much more.

Maybe Kimi follow Grosjean and they become team mates again? :)



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#40 Trust

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 09:02

I actually did a papper on him. It's published here: http://ojs.labcom-if...le/view/430/pdf

 

You will like the data and the conclusions. 

Is there an english version?



#41 Taxi

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 09:19

Sorry Trust but no... but is you are interested I can break down the main conclusions by PM so that other users are not bored by a big post. 

 

alternative is to download it and point a good smartphone with automatic translation function. 



#42 Gary Davies

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 09:44

Put me in the camp that's not a fan of any driver or team. (I was a driver fan once, but that was before it was time to start shaving). 

 

This is one of the the most complex, well resourced and competitive sports in the world. In its technology, strategies and driver strengths and weaknesses. There's the fascination for me. 

 

And to round it all off, there's the wonderful, rich history.

 

As Ernest Hemingway put it: “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.”



#43 Sterzo

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 12:31

All 20 of them, plus another hundred or so who are either scrabbling to get in or scrabbling around having been edged out.



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Posted 19 September 2021 - 12:50

Sorry Stroll fans (never thought there were any). I made a mistake not putting him instead of Mazepin.

And rob nikita of his best result ever? He’s on the podium here!

#45 Blackjack1967

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 12:51

I actually did a papper on him. It's published here: http://ojs.labcom-if...le/view/430/pdf

 

You will like the data and the conclusions. 

Wow, very interesting :up: :up: :up:

 

And confirm many of my thoughts.

The study is from 2018-19 i see. So doesn´t mention this recent bonus vid (Minute 3:11) :lol:

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=ktxrNpwi7TA


Edited by Blackjack1967, 19 September 2021 - 12:53.


#46 Collombin

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 13:12

As Ernest Hemingway put it: “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.”


He gets lots of credit for things he never actually said, and unfortunately this is another example.

#47 Trust

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 13:54

Sorry Trust but no... but is you are interested I can break down the main conclusions by PM so that other users are not bored by a big post. 

 

alternative is to download it and point a good smartphone with automatic translation function. 

I'm expecting you on PM.



#48 JustNotFastEnough

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 14:08

I never liked Raikkonen, nor his persona, nor the sycophantic nature of his fans. One of the most over-rated drivers ever to grace the F1 grid, and won't be missed from my perspective when he departs. Raikkonen was a shadow of his average self when he joined Ferrari for the 2nd time, thrashed by an average Vettel and a complete waste of time in the Alfa. Raikkonen's decline was depressingly visible, and obvious, where Alonso, and Hamilton have maintained their speed. Raikkonen lost his much vaunted speed at least 5 years ago, and that's being kind.



#49 PayasYouRace

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 14:25

As a fairly neutral fan regarding Kimi, my "other" vote is to see what everyone else is voting. Just for the record.



#50 motorhead

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Posted 19 September 2021 - 14:27

I never liked Raikkonen, nor his persona, nor the sycophantic nature of his fans. One of the most over-rated drivers ever to grace the F1 grid, and won't be missed from my perspective when he departs. Raikkonen was a shadow of his average self when he joined Ferrari for the 2nd time, thrashed by an average Vettel and a complete waste of time in the Alfa. Raikkonen's decline was depressingly visible, and obvious, where Alonso, and Hamilton have maintained their speed. Raikkonen lost his much vaunted speed at least 5 years ago, and that's being kind.

 

Has Alonso really maintained his speed? Ocon isn´t actually the fastest guy in the sport, it is difficult judge