Kimi talks with Williams? - No. Signs with Lotus Renault for 2012

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  1. prisonermonkeys

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    Does anybody else get the feeling that the uncertainty over all of this isn't going to be over until about two weeks after an annoucement is made?
     
  2. Tom

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    Raikkonen will not be racing for Williams next season according to Martin Brundle during the BBC F1 Feed.
     
  3. tribolik

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    Yep... it seems to be the end of this thread...
     
  4. YellowG1

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  5. toyotsupra

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    It is just starting hahha
     
  6. corporatesteve

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    Yeah, the lotus team just admitted they were looking at him for 2012
     
  7. GTPorsche

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    I don't see any team taking Raikkonen for next year... or to put it better.. I don't see Raikkonen driving for any team next year.
     
  8. Tom

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    Raikkonen has signed with Lotus-Renault GP for 2012.

     
  9. toyotsupra

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    It will something to watch now F1 next season the Ice man returns he will be super fast i reckon if renault have a good package
     
  10. MagpieRacer

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    Bit of a turn around! :D
     
  11. Alex.

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    Yes! Good news, better than going to Williams.
     
  12. occasionalracer

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    Ha! Awsome news!
     
  13. Tesla

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    Didn't see this coming, but it'll be good to see him racing again.
     
  14. GOTMAXPOWER

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    Come on Lotus, build a rocketship for next year, give Kimi a shot at his usual Spa win!
     
  15. Sohvakettu

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    I guess this thread is over then? No Williams deal for 2012 atleast. Maybe 2014? :p
     
  16. toyotsupra

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    New thread should be up raikkonen to Lotus :tup
     
  17. Hun200kmh

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    I don't understand this thread's existence, considering there's a 2012 drivers thread. Should a separate thread be made about Senna or Barrichelo?
     
  18. daan

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    Thread can continue. Title has been changed.

    Hun - I believe this one exists as Kimi is more of a story and therefore garners more discussion.
     
  19. Kamuifanboy

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    Really excited about reading this. Having been a fan since the first time I saw him in Formula Renault, I am pleased that he is going to Lotus and not Williams. And god help me but when Kubica is back... that will be a team of just rediculous amounts of raw talent. Could be a problem like the Alonso and Hamilton deal. But still excited. I see them being top contenders at the end of 2012 if not 2013 for sure.
     
  20. Sohvakettu

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    I'm personally bit reserved about this. While I have never been a big fan of Räikkönen I also have no problem admitting that he was very fast. The thing is can he get up to speed again and how long it will take. I hope he gets back in to the groove as having six world champions racing on the same grid would be great.
     
  21. sems4arsenal

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    So What will Happen to Kubica when he is Fit,Guessing Petrov gets axed ?
     
  22. Danny

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    I can't help but wonder what form Kubica will be in. Massa was never really the same after his Hungary incident.
     
  23. Kamuifanboy

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    Massa seems to be a rare case. I can think of one person to counter that thought right off the bat. Hakkinen.
     
  24. tribolik

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    And Lauda...
     
  25. Danny

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    It's true that it's rare. But not unheard of.
     
  26. Kamuifanboy

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    Yeah, but Kubica's injuries were just broken bones and a shattered hand were they not? Massa had eye damage which is pretty bad in comparison.
     
  27. Danny

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    I think I'm gonna reserve judgement until he's back.
     
  28. TheCracker

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    Kubica's career could quite easily follow that of Alessandro Nannini. He was also a well thought of driver tipped to do well, but badly injured his arm in a helicopter crash. Although he went on to race in DTM(?) and sportscars, he was never quite the same again.
     
  29. nissman

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    Kubica injuries were far more worse that Massa's. Kubica's life was on the line. His nervers, mucles, bones have been badly injured. I have doubts of his successful return in F1, a shame such a great talent.

    Massa was never much of a driver anyway and even worse now yes.
     
  30. Kamuifanboy

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    Yeah I always thought of him not really "deserving" of his Ferrari ride. He proved me wrong in 2008 with a solid season. But still I never thought of him like I do Vettel, Raikkonen, Hakkinen, Alonso, Kobayashi or Kubica to name more of recent years.

    I think Kubica will be fine. He's a true talent when it comes to ability to drive. That's something I think a good driver never loses. Is that mindset to drive fast. Give him a race or two, maybe less, and he'll be back up to speed.