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#46 RE: Translations by luviceman 28.05.2012 09:03

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you're welcome, all <img src=" title="hug" /> I am happy to share something new info with you <img src=arts" title="hearts" /> cuz usually I'm just a receiver from you, so <img src=" title="five" />

whatever, I don't mind it at all <img src=" title="hello" /> and <img src=" title="ty" /> now I shared my translation in official forum <img src=t" title="hat" />

#47 RE: Translations by claudie 28.05.2012 11:57

Thanks a lot Luviceman <img src=arts" title="hearts" /> <img src=" title="hug" /> <img src=" title="ty" />

Zitat von luviceman
yeah, he really looks like angry bird


about steering, Slade said
"it seems the media is reporting Kimi is wanting light steering. but it's not quite right. it's not about lightness, Kimi is demanding the sensitivity to feel the surface and tyre reaction keenly."

Permane said
"he likes superior machine of nose motion for changing the direction. but in recent F1, you can't race with oversteering. neutral to less understeer are good, but Kimi doesn't seem to like understeer a lot. but we can't give him oversteer machine because it destroys the tyres soon. Kimi really understands it, that is why he did tyre management well at first ride"



That´s really interesting! So Kimi will never get his oversteery car <img src=" title="oi" />

#48 RE: Translations by Ice-Ludy 28.05.2012 17:06

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luviceman, great translation!



Thank you so much Luviceman!!!! <img src=arts" title="hearts" /> <img src=" title="hug" />

#49 RE: Translations by Suomileijona 28.05.2012 19:05

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luviceman, great translation!



Thank you so much Luviceman!!!! <img src=arts" title="hearts" /> <img src=" title="hug" />




Many thanks also from me, Luviceman! <img src=" title="ty" /> <img src=" title="hug" />

#50 RE: Translations by luviceman 29.05.2012 18:30

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my pleasure again, every1 <img src=arts" title="hearts" />

here is Slade's interview translation <img src=" title="mug" />

Q: do you think current Kimi is different than he was in McLaren?

"about the attitude to engineers is the same. but in the paddock, I think he relaxes a bit than before, and contacting us outside of the circuit has increased."

Q: how about as a driver?

"He is just awesome. he comprehends what is happening then, what he is needing, how he is wanting, and why. about this splendid skill/ability, Kimi is one of the best than other drivers who I know. his feedback is the best. this hasn't changed ever. as a test driver, he is the best driver than others who I worked with together. in such point, Kimi is the same as before and hasn't changed."

Q: does he change and become talkative to the team radio during the race?

"no. he wants to concentrate on what he is doing, so he isn't a type of driver who like to talk to us often on the radio."

what are Kimi's clearly-defined setup and driving?

"Kimi drives by sense. for example, when you approach to the corner, he isn't a type of driver who just grades your stealing to the point where is set. he always feels machine action and reacts to it. Kimi is different than many other drivers. a lot of times, the drivers expect how to approach the corner and just do it. but in Kimi's case, he always adapt to his surrounding situations. his adaptability is amazing. his feedback is also very accurate. if we correct the problem which Kimi points out, the machine will surely be faster."

Q: do you think Kimi has been changed by staying away from F1 2 years? why is he relaxing than before? is this mean the lotus is more relaxed atmosphere than McLaren?

"all I can say is he seems relaxing overall than McLaren period. but it doesn't mean he was really nervous, etc. the media just made a big production out of him. surely, he doesn't speak much to the media in public. because he doesn't talk to the media, they write lots of speculation. because I see unbelievably terrible articles about Kimi, I am always surprised. he isn't a guy who is told by the media. he is a great guy although I don't see such articles much."

Q: is this true that Kimi doesn't like technical briefing?

"he is just a type of guy who doesn't want to waste his time. he clearly tells his opinion, and we understand it and correct. for him, he just doesn't want to bother us by staying there for hours after that, and he thinks it's meaningless to stop our working hands. this is his thoughts, and I can't agree with him more. it's perfect. I don't like to have people who have nothing to do besides me all night long. Kimi does everything he can. perfectly short and crisp, and do things accurately, I think he gives us time to do our job. so that we can provide him a good machine. of course we sometimes need to confirm him "this is right? how about that?" later, but it's enough to do by tel and mail.

Q: what is the most talent of him?

"I say coolness of being immune to everything. when the staffs were in panic a bit due to the problem and confused, Kimi was completely indifferent to the situation in McLaren. and once we set the tyres and let him on the track, he ran the fastest lap. Kimi doesn't lose his cool under such circumstances. when I feel he looks a little irritated is on the radio conversation during the race when the problem happens."

<img src=" title="me" /> the below comment is from Alan Permane.

"Kimi isn't inarticulate man. he actively explains the situation in briefing after running. of course, Kimi gives his time for his engineers as long as they want Kimi in briefing and positively participates analyzing data. because of his positive attitude, the team's motivation raises. we lost leading driver last year due to Robert's incident. Petrov, Nich and Senna were also trying hard, but we can't deny that we couldn't keep the motivation. but Kimi and Romain are really fresh to us, and the team is in good shape. not only the drivers, but we've found out E20 is competitive. Romain has basic speed, so I think he has lots of things to learn from Kimi this season. I expect the drivers line up are strong as same as ex Alonso and Fisichella."

btw, do you guys remember Benoit Nogier? <img src=de" title="hide" /> who is citroen junior team manager.
here is his comment about Kimi.

"don't get me wrong, but Kimi was a normal WRC driver. his driving, setting abilities and communication skill with engineers were all the same level as the normal WRC drivers. but what he achieved it in just 2 years is amazing. actually, Rally is really complexed motor sports. so even if you are superior as a driver, you can't run fast without experience. even if Seb Loab, I don't think he could win in 2 years. if you drive the fastest car, I think there will be high possibility to Loab can win in F1 than Kimi wins in WRC. Rally is very unique and difficult world. that's why We have the highest regard for Kimi. his personality was also serious and a nice guy. but, even if he returns to WRC, he can't win as long as Loab is in WRC. Loab is in a different league."

source: Japanese GP special magazine on May

Mr. Raikkonen said "I don't have to win, I WANT TO WIN." that's the main thing <img src=" title="ice" />

#51 RE: Translations by Appletree 29.05.2012 19:30

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Thankyou Luviceman, you have done a lot of work and given us lots to joy about. <img src=" title="hello" />

#52 RE: Translations by momo 29.05.2012 20:45

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Thankyou Luviceman, you have done a lot of work and given us lots to joy about.



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#53 RE: Translations by Ice-Ludy 30.05.2012 01:33

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Thankyou Luviceman, you have done a lot of work and given us lots to joy about.



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#54 RE: Translations by icemaid 30.05.2012 02:25

Thanks luviceman, appreciate your great work & effort! <img src=" title="ty" />

#55 RE: Translations by WHATEVER 30.05.2012 06:09

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Thankyou Luviceman, you have done a lot of work and given us lots to joy about.



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#56 RE: Translations by Suomileijona 30.05.2012 11:32

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Thankyou Luviceman, you have done a lot of work and given us lots to joy about.



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#57 RE: Translations by Kinga 31.05.2012 10:19

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Thankyou Luviceman, you have done a lot of work and given us lots to joy about.



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#58 RE: Translations by luviceman 22.06.2012 17:27

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here comes another one <img src=" title="ii" /> hope you enjoy <img src=t" title="hat" />

source: Japanese Grand Prix Special magazine 2012 July

Interview of Alan Permane
(the same questions asked to a few teams. below is Alan's answer)

Q: which one do your drivers like? oversteering or understeering?

Alan: comparing to our drivers, Kimi likes a bit oversteering so far. his steering is very accurate, so he doesn't like the front goes understeer. he likes the situation which is the feeling of limit of the machine, and if it is oversteering, he can correct without any difficulties. it doesn't mean he likes oversteering, but he doesn't like if it is understeering at least. I think Romain likes a little understeering, but it doesn't mean he likes understeering. it's not about over/under steering, but they like a car which has good balance. but one hand, Kimi has a clear preference of steering. Kimi is a type of driver who run lap through steering.

Q: what is the difference of driving style among two?

Alan: Romain is still like a rookie, so everything is his lesson. good thing of him is he is good understanding unlike his age. he does data analysis and compares the data of him and Kimi. Kimi is a type of driver who shows his tremendous focus in order to gain the best result.

Q: what's the difference of their car setup?

Alan: most of the time, both setting is very similar. but sometimes like in Barcelona, Kimi's front wing was set a bit up. but it's his preference. to be honest, both cars are very similar from mechanical point of view. Kimi's front tyres camber angle is only a bit larger, but it is because it fits his feeling. there is no big difference of two cars.

Q: do both drivers share data of free practices for their car setup?

Alan: of course both drivers share all data. no secret in a team.

Q: do drivers' opinions are reflected in this year's machine?

Alan: because we changed all drivers from last year, the driver's influence of the machine is less than normal for sure. but I think the biggest influence which drivers' have in design are steering and brake. although I say it, the character of handling is decided by aero dynamics. I think it's very difficult that the driver goes to the professional of aero dynamic and tell he wants it like this. what drivers want the most is maximum downforce. if it is a 2, 3 or 4 years long span development plan and if the driver stays in the team, his opinion will develop the machine in the end. if he stays in the team long time, it's a normal thing. when we confirmed Kimi would join to the team last December, Kimi told us clearly what types of brake he likes, and preference of steering, etc. so we've developed the car as much as possible to meet Kimi's preference. we couldn't provide perfect steering, but Kimi knows his preference clearly, we just works to provide what he wants. it makes our work easy if you have a driver like him. if this is the driver who doesn't know what he want and a rookie, we have to make car 4 to 6 times and finally get it right.

according to the magazine analysis, the following drivers tend to like (I don't know if this is worth to know, or not though)

Kimi: oversteer
Romain: understeer
Michael: less oversteer
Nico: neutral
Perez: neutral
Kamui: neutral
Alonso: neutral
Massa: neutral
Button: neutral
Lewis: oversteer
Seb & Mark are unknown

#59 RE: Translations by Suomileijona 22.06.2012 17:33

Thank you very much, Luviceman! <img src=" title="ty" /> <img src=" title="hug" /> Very good read! <img src=t" title="hat" />

#60 RE: Translations by miezicat 22.06.2012 17:37

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