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#376 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Boudica 04.10.2012 05:21

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For all we know Kimi might have negotiated an extended or an entirely new deal with Lotus. It wouldn't surprise me if they changed the contract to 3 years or something along those lines.

#377 RE: Silly Season 2013 by WHATEVER 04.10.2012 05:28

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Let's hope so. That would mean no Kimi-F1-retirement yet.

And I rather see him in third or fourth place in a Lotus, but with a posibility to win WDC if they finally get their act together. Than in whatever place with a Ferrari, but with no posibilities of wining a WDC ever again.

#378 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Boudica 04.10.2012 06:31

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I am not worried about the Ferrari rumours. It just sounds like Domenicali wants Kimi back. But Kimi would never go near them again, I am pretty sure, and Montezemolo isn't going to "admit" his mistake. I have seen a few people who have spoken to Mark Arnell and he said Kimi plans to stay in F1 for about 5 years or something.

#379 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Jalumi 04.10.2012 06:42

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Zitat von Boudica
... a few people who have spoken to Mark Arnell and he said Kimi plans to stay in F1 for about 5 years or something.



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#380 RE: Silly Season 2013 by vida 04.10.2012 06:57

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Zitat von Jalumi

Zitat von Boudica
... a few people who have spoken to Mark Arnell and he said Kimi plans to stay in F1 for about 5 years or something.



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#381 RE: Silly Season 2013 by f194girl 04.10.2012 07:59

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Zitat von vida

Zitat von Jalumi

Zitat von Boudica
... a few people who have spoken to Mark Arnell and he said Kimi plans to stay in F1 for about 5 years or something.



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That would be great! But with Kimi you never know...
Ferrari? Never ever I think.

#382 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Boudica 04.10.2012 10:06

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Zitat von f194girl

Zitat von vida

Zitat von Jalumi

Zitat von Boudica
... a few people who have spoken to Mark Arnell and he said Kimi plans to stay in F1 for about 5 years or something.



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That would be great! But with Kimi you never know...
Ferrari? Never ever I think.




Yes I agree, there might be a baseline plan but Kimi can still suddenly change his mind at any time. It is already somewhat strange how he doesn't even want to commit to Lotus for next year.

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"You never know; Formula One is a funny place. We've seen that in the past and I've seen it so I'm not interested in talking about it, because it doesn't seem to make much sense whether you seem to have [a contract], it can change in one night."

#383 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Olga 04.10.2012 10:11

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seems its over for Schumi...

MERCEDES AMG F1 ‏@MercedesAMGF1

Michael has announced his retirement this afternoon here in Suzuka, thanking his family, friends and the team #JapaneseGP

#384 RE: Silly Season 2013 by YiNing 04.10.2012 10:54

Zitat von Olga
seems its over for Schumi...

MERCEDES AMG F1 ‏@MercedesAMGF1

Michael has announced his retirement this afternoon here in Suzuka, thanking his family, friends and the team #JapaneseGP



Yeah...

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Adam Cooper ‏@adamcooperf1
#F1 Michael Schumacher's emotional retirement speech: http://adamcooperf1.com/2012/10/04/schu ... cond-time/



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Schumacher retires for a second time
Michael Schumacher has announced that he will retire for a second time at the end of this season.

The seven-times World Champion joked that this time it would probably be permanent, and said that he just wants to enjoy the last six races of the season. His final race will come in Brazil exactly six years after his first retirement.

Schumacher began by reading from a prepared statement to the assembled medai.

“Basically I’ve decided to retire by the end of the year,” he said. “Although I’m still able and capable to compete with the best drivers that are around. But at some point it’s good to say goodbye. And that’s what I’m doing herewith by the end of the season, and it might this time even be forever.

“During the past month I was not sure if I still had the motivation and energy which is necessary to go on. It is not my style to do something that I’m not 100% feeling for. With today’s decision I feel release, obviously from those doubts, and in the end my ambition to fight for victories and the pleasure of driving is nourished obviously by competitiveness.

“It is without doubt that we did not achieve our goals to develop a World Championship fighting car. But it is also very clear that I can still be very happy about my overall achievements in the whole time of my career.

“In the past six years I have learned a lot about myself. For example that you can sort of open yourseflf without losing focus, that losing can be both more difficult and more instructive. Sometimes I’ve lost this sort of out of sight in the earlier years, though that you appreciate to be able to do what you love to do, that you should live your convictions, and I was able to do so.”

Michael’s voice showed a clear hint of emotion when he mentioned his wife: “I would obviously like Daimler, Mercedes-Benz, the team, the engineers, all my mechanics for all the trust that they’ve put in those years into myself. But I would also like to thank all of my friends, partners and companions who over many years supported myself. But most of all I’d like to thank Corinna, my family, for always standing by my side, giving me the freedom to live my conviction and sharing my joy. That is very special.

“I would like obviously now to concentrate until the end of the season for the last races, and enjoy them together with you. Let’s have fun – thank you.”


#385 RE: Silly Season 2013 by WHATEVER 04.10.2012 13:27

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I hope Kimi wasn't having a sh*t during Schumi's good-bye-speech again <img src=h" title="hih" />

#386 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Sonny 04.10.2012 15:42

Has Force India confirmed their line-up? Or were both drivers signed for at least another year?

#387 RE: Silly Season 2013 by miezicat 04.10.2012 21:20

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autosport magazine:

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Raikkonen option to be taken up

Lotus is set to confirm that it has re-signed 2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen imminently. The team held an option on the Finn, subject to certain performance clauses being met on both sides, and is understood to have taken up its option since the Singapore Grand Prix.

#388 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Olga 04.10.2012 21:50

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lets see what type of a contract it will be...

#389 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Denorth 05.10.2012 13:04

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I just took a little time off F1 and now there are so many news... <img src=" title="pipe" /> for some reason I found myself not caring about any of them.

am I losing any interest in F1? not sure. but I definitely not as interested as I was even when Kimi wasn't there. I think the only reason I still watch it - Kimi driving one of the cars. strange... I had a same 'stage' in 2000-2004....

sorry for being off-topic

#390 RE: Silly Season 2013 by Kriss 05.10.2012 13:39

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEiw-7DQ9GY


http://whatwillkimidonext.com/


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