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#31 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by Jalumi 03.10.2013 09:07

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Back in the F1 paddock, just visible through the crowds... yes, the Iceman cometh to Korea! Good afternoon Kimi pic.twitter.com/uwbVyVUwIa

#32 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by Jalumi 03.10.2013 09:23

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Adam Cooper ‏@adamcooperf1 37m
Kimi Raikkonen admits he nearly stopped to pick up @aussiegrit (Mark Webber) in Singapore: "Yeah, but there was two guys, so luckily I went..."


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Tanja_KTT ‏@Tanja_KTT 21m
Kimi said he's back is fine, for now. Something is gonna be done to it at some point. It's been done before, not a big thing -O.Saari


Surgery? <img src=" title="oi" />

#33 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by Boudica 03.10.2013 09:47

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#34 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by Boudica 03.10.2013 10:12

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Adam Cooper ‏@adamcooperf1 37m
Kimi Raikkonen admits he nearly stopped to pick up @aussiegrit (Mark Webber) in Singapore: "Yeah, but there was two guys, so luckily I went..."




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Tanja_KTT ‏@Tanja_KTT 21m
Kimi said he's back is fine, for now. Something is gonna be done to it at some point. It's been done before, not a big thing -O.Saari


Surgery?




Perhaps another laser surgery, of course Kimi will not say much about it. But it is nice to hear that he sounds fired up about this weekend.

#35 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by Jalumi 03.10.2013 12:15

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Why is he in his car on a thursday? <img src=" title="hmm" />

#36 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by icemaid 03.10.2013 12:42

May be to make sure that there are no more hiccups with his seat?
Hopefully no more punishment on his back. <img src=" title="pray" />

#37 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by Boudica 03.10.2013 13:42

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May be to make sure that there are no more hiccups with his seat?
Hopefully no more punishment on his back.



Yep I think it must be the seat, or perhaps some PR photos.

#38 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by YiNing 03.10.2013 14:09

http://www.formula1.com/news/interviews ... Interviews

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Kimi Raikkonen Q&A: Back situation ‘looks promising’ 03 Oct 2013

Lotus’s Kimi Raikkonen has every intention of racing in this weekend’s 2013 Formula 1 Korean Grand Prix, despite the back issues that plagued him at the last round in Singapore. He also insists his motivation remains high, in spite of his imminent departure from the team and his now very slim title hopes…

Q: Kimi, how is the situation with your back? Are you going to race this weekend?
Kimi Raikkonen: If I would not race I would not be here. It would be pointless to come here and be a tourist. Right now it looks promising, so let’s see how it goes tomorrow.

Q: Are you getting any treatment?
KR: As I said, let’s see how it goes tomorrow. It is not the first time that this occurs - and it will not be the last time. It is something that I’ve dealt with for quite some time and sometimes it gets bad, but most of the time not. I have been racing all these years and sometimes I have to deal with the pain - and the older you get the more you have to deal with such issues. But be assured, I can handle that.

Q: How would you rate your drive in Singapore - and your result - given your back issues?
KR: On Sunday it was largely fine - the real issue was on Saturday - so I would say that the race result was within our range of results when the tracks suit our car.

Q: Have you done some training in between Singapore and Korea?
KR: No.

Q: Does the back issue date back to your time with McLaren?
KR: It doesn’t matter. It is there and that’s it.

Q: Sebastian (Vettel) gave an explanation for his and Red Bull’s success in Singapore, saying that while others are already in leisure mode, hanging at the pool, he and his guys are still working on the car. Can you give a comment on that?
KR: Why should I give a comment?

Q: But what it says is that probably other drivers and teams are a bit lazy…
KR: Well, everybody has his own view on things. That’s fine with me. Be sure that we work the same amount, but our car is not as fast as theirs so even with the same amount of work we do not achieve the same result.

Q: You had great speed in Singapore. Do you think you can beat Red Bull this weekend?
KR: We’ve beaten them before and hopefully there will be another chance to beat them later in the year. Sure, they’ve been pretty strong in the last couple of races, but be sure that we will not lessen in our efforts to beat them again.

Q: What’s your target for the remaining races of the season? Sounds like you are looking for wins…
KR: The target is the same as before: we try to do as good as we can and hopefully this will put us in the position to finish on the podium. Sure, I fight for wins.

Q: With you leaving Lotus for 2014, it will mean that you are less involved in the development of the car. Is that bad news?
KR: It does not change anything for this season, so will not change anything for me. It’s all made up by the media. If there are still new parts coming for this year’s car then I am sure the team will give us both the same treatment. There is no point for the team not to give us both the fastest car that is possible. It is all about getting the maximum for the team.

Q: But how is your motivation for these three sets of back-to-back races, in the light of your departure from Lotus?
KR: I always try my best and the championship is not decided yet, so before that I will not sit back and do nothing.

Q: Do you like this track here?
KR: Yes, even though it’s only my second try. But we’ve done well in the last race, so it hopefully also looks promising here.

#39 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by Jalumi 03.10.2013 14:29

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Yep I think it must be the seat, or perhaps some PR photos.



Seems to be the seat....


#40 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by Sonny 03.10.2013 21:36

Pit stop practice? <img src=" title="dunno" />

#41 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by miezicat 03.10.2013 22:41

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Pit stop practice?


no, they do that without the drivers
probably it is because of the seat, just testing if he feels any pain or maybe they did some changes to the seat <img src=" title="dunno" />

#42 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by Sonny 04.10.2013 04:53

Poor Kimi.. He hit the wall on his second to last lap during FP1. The left front and rear tyre rods are severely damaged and will need significant repair. But it seems the damage is only limited to the tyres and tyre rods. The sidepod area looked safe from damage. Hopefully the team will have his car repaired and ready to go for FP2!

#43 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by Sonny 04.10.2013 05:00

Kimi's accident on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmPteTkMx1o

#44 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by Jalumi 04.10.2013 07:27

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#45 RE: F1 Korea GP 2013 by YiNing 04.10.2013 10:55

http://www.espn.co.uk/korea/motorsport/ ... 27927.html

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FP1 crash 'nothing special' - Raikkonen
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October 4, 2013 « McLaren closer to Lotus - Button
Kimi Raikkonen: "I just lost the rear of the car and that was it" © Getty Images

Kimi Raikkonen said his accident during first practice for the Korean Grand Prix was "nothing special", adding "these things happen".

Raikkonen lost the rear of his Lotus in the final corner of the lap, pitching his car to the right and into the barrier. The impact damaged the front suspension but his mechanics managed to get the car back on track in time for second practice.

"I went off," Raikkonen explained. "I just lost the rear of the car and that was it; it was nothing special. These things can happen, but luckily the team managed to fix the car for the second session, so we didn't lose much [time]."

In the second session, Raikkonen complained about the steering of the car pulling to the right but suspects it can be solved with more work.

"It was related to my crash, as the team didn't have time to work on the power steering, so it wasn't right after the crash," he said. "They had to fix the car in a short period of time and ran out of time to sort the steering problem before the start of the second session."

Raikkonen said the impact had not hurt his back, which he struggled with in Singapore, but the kerb on the exit of Turn 8 had caught his attention when he ran wide at the corner.

"Well, it's not ideal, particularly on the kerb coming out of Turn 8," he added. "That kerb is not very smooth and once I couldn't get out of it and it wasn't very nice. So I'll try to stay away from it, because when you touch it at high speed it kinds of pulls you even further into it."

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