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      11-18-2009, 12:30 AM   #1
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Any news on Kimi

where is he going next year?
any rumor on which team he is offered a contract with or is he going to quit and do some other motor-sport such as rally??

Seem like Ferrari will be Alonso/Massa
McLaren will be Hamilton/Button/???
Mercedes is ???
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      11-18-2009, 12:39 AM   #2
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where is he going next year?
any rumor on which team he is offered a contract with or is he going to quit and do some other motor-sport such as rally??

Seem like Ferrari will be Alonso/Massa
McLaren will be Hamilton/Button/???
Mercedes is ???
i think Kimi and Red Bull would be a perfect combination.just for the fact,that he
never said no to a party.
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      11-18-2009, 12:47 AM   #3
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I bet he is sitting out for 2010. He already made his earnings.
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i think Kimi and Red Bull would be a perfect combination.just for the fact,that he
never said no to a party.
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      11-18-2009, 03:31 AM   #5
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but i thought red bull's team is staying put with Webber and Vettle
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      11-18-2009, 05:00 AM   #6
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Raikkonen leaves F1

The option for Kimi was to be at McLaren or nothing. Kimi and McLaren were unable to come to an agreement, so he will not drive in Formula One, at least not in 2010 told Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat Kimi’s manager Steve Robertson. McLaren's limit unlikely to be as high as that of Ferrari, Räikkönen will in fact earn more by not racing next season, as Ferrari must pay off the remaining year of prematurely terminated contract.
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      11-18-2009, 08:03 AM   #8
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im so disappointed, he was my favorite driver to watch for the last 3-4 years.
i no longer have a favorite driver

at this point, i don't think he'll ever come back to F1
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      11-18-2009, 08:54 AM   #9
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im so disappointed, he was my favorite driver to watch for the last 3-4 years.
i no longer have a favorite driver

at this point, i don't think he'll ever come back to F1
I really hope you are wrong. I think he loves F1 and its rush...hopefully that's enough to drive him back.
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      11-18-2009, 10:12 AM   #10
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i hope i am wrong too but its just too unlikely that he'll come back
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      11-18-2009, 10:39 AM   #11
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i hope i am wrong too but its just too unlikely that he'll come back
I agree. I think he has turned in to a JV simply going behind money.
I was hoping to see him in a Mclaren again.
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      11-18-2009, 10:46 AM   #12
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Since McLaren's seats are filled....he might going to sit out next seasons and go rallying....
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      11-18-2009, 11:38 AM   #13
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Hopefully the year off will give Kimi the kick in the ass to drive again.

His performance at Ferrari, esp this year was sort of odd. It seemed to me that on some weekends, he left his racing hat at home.

I really enjoyed watching him in the McLaren days as well as his Championship year with Ferarri in 2008. Since he landed in the pile of $, I think he lost a bit of his motivation and packed on some extra ballast for the car...

Not a bad 2010 - getting paid $15MM by Ferrari not to drive...
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I really enjoyed watching him in the McLaren days as well as his Championship year with Ferarri in 2008. Since he landed in the pile of $, I think he lost a bit of his motivation and packed on some extra ballast for the car...

Not a bad 2010 - getting paid $15MM by Ferrari not to drive...
He won in 2007. Hamilton won in '08.

And he gets paid $50,000,000 annually, not 15.
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He's taking the year off last I heard
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      11-18-2009, 07:35 PM   #16
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can i get a confirmation

is he TAKING THE YEAR OFF? or LEAVING F1
cuz there is a MAJOR difference.
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      11-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #17
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can i get a confirmation

is he TAKING THE YEAR OFF? or LEAVING F1
cuz there is a MAJOR difference.
Official enough for ya? http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/80187
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Latest news, Kimi's Going to Mercedes Grand Prix for 2010?
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      11-19-2009, 03:01 AM   #19
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He won in 2007. Hamilton won in '08.

And he gets paid $50,000,000 annually, not 15.
He meant that Ferrari would pay him 15,000,000 in 2010 if he does not find a race seat
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Crazy week and a half. To review...

11/11 - Raikkonen and Robertson's visit McLaren, deal looks imminent

11/17 - Button signs with McLaren, Raikkonen to take sabbatical / retire

11/18 - Rumors of Raikkonen signing with Mercedes GP

11/19 - Confirmation by Finnish newspapers that negotiations have started between Raikkonen's management team and Mercedes GP

What's next?
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