Tag Archive: Kimi Raikkonen

Aug 18

Verstappen not too young for 2015 debut – Lammers

Former grand prix driver Jan Lammers thinks 16-year-old Max Verstappen is ready for formula one.

F3 - Nurburgring - Max Verstappen - Van Amersfoort Racing Verstappen, the fresh-faced son of another former Dutch F1 driver Jos, has signed up with Red Bull’s famous driver development programme after an impressive transition from karting to F3. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 14

Montezemolo slams ‘gossip’ about Ferrari drivers

Luca di Montezemolo has dismissed “unfounded gossip” about Fernando Alonso’s future at Ferrari.

2014-01-24 -  Scuderia Ferrari - Team - Luca di Montezemolo The Italian marque’s colourful president was responding to what he described as typical “summer” speculation that the Spaniard could be looking to end his contract early and switch to another team. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 06

Raikkonen to be father

Kimi Raikkonen looks set to race into the world of fatherhood.

2014-03-17 - Scuderia Ferrari - Australia - Kimi Raikkonen 00 Currently vacationing on his yacht off the Mediterranean island of Corsica, photos have emerged of the Finn’s girlfriend Minttu appearing apparently pregnant. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 05

Bianchi not ruling out ’2015′ Ferrari race seat

Jules Bianchi is no longer ruling out a move to Ferrari for 2015.

2014-06-04_0318 Recently, after an impressive Ferrari test at Silverstone in injured Kimi Raikkonen’s place, the Frenchman admitted that a race seat with the Italian team “is not the plan for next year”. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 04

Wolff begins summer break in hospital

Toto Wolff began his summer break in hospital, the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reports.

2014-02-20_0004 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Bahrain - Toto Wolff During a pre-Hungary team building exercise, Mercedes’ team boss broke his arm in several places in a high speed road cycling pileup. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 01

McLaren rumours ‘natural’ for on-form Bottas – Hakkinen

Mika Hakkinen has acknowledged rumours linking his protege Valtteri Bottas with McLaren.

IMG_0597 The fellow Finn and double world champion has been a key to Bottas’ formula one foray so far, culminating in the 24-year-old’s debut at Williams last year after a season on the testing and Friday practice bench.
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Jul 28

Raikkonen eyes ‘better’ Ferrari for 2015

F1 now breaks for three full weekends before hostilities resume in Belgium late next month.

2014-07-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - Germany - Kimi Raikkonen 02 Kimi Raikkonen was looking ahead to 2015 rather than seeing Sunday’s Hungarian grand prix as the start of an immediate Ferrari revival. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

Angry Raikkonen says Ferrari must address ‘weaknesses’

“I questioned it a few times, but they said no need, and we can see the end result.”

2014-07-25 - Scuderia Ferrari - Hungary - Kimi Raikkonen Kimi Raikkonen has urged Ferrari to improve, after the team’s blunder cost him a competitive grid spot for the Hungarian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 26

Hamilton’s hopes up in flames in Hungary

Lewis Hamilton’s championship hopes went up in Mercedes-flavoured fire on Saturday.

2014-07-19_0903 - Mercedes AMG Petronas - Germany - Lewis Hamilton Far from keeping his target of a Hungaroring hat-trick on pole position, having aced every practice session this weekend, the Briton’s silver Mercedes erupted in flames with a fuel leak at the very start of Q1. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

Shell invites Alonso and Räikkönen to demonstrate some of the world’s most energy efficient cars at Spa

La Source Corner, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium

2014-07-25 - Shell-Eco-marathon2 Ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 Shell Belgian Grand Prix, Shell invites you to join Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen as they drive concept vehicles of the future on the historic Spa-Francorchamps track. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 25

‘All’ Ferrari efforts now on 2015 – Alonso

Ferrari is now focusing “all” of its efforts on 2015, according to lead driver Fernando Alonso.

2014-06-05_0062 The Spaniard’s comments, made on Thursday ahead of the Hungarian, appear to contradict those of the Italian team’s technical director James Allison. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Lauda apologises for calling Ferrari car ‘sh*t’

“I have not seen the interview in the Spanish daily, but I was too heavy with my words — forgive me.”

IMG_3777 Niki Lauda has swiftly hit reverse, after using an expletive to describe the cars fielded in 2014 by Mercedes’ grandee rivals McLaren and Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 23

Alonso could be free to leave Ferrari – sources

Fernando Alonso could be contractually free to walk away from Ferrari.

2014-06-07_0248 Technically, the Spaniard remains under contract to the struggling Maranello team until the end of 2016. “I’m sure he is very frustrated,” Niki Lauda told the Spanish newspaper El Pais earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 22

Ferrari ‘needs’ Raikkonen for 2015 – boss

“Yes, I want better results, but Kimi is the driver that Ferrari needs for next year.”

2014-06-07_1212 Marco Mattiacci has hit back at suggestions Ferrari could or should plan its revival for the 2015 season without Kimi Raikkonen.
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Jul 21

Alonso urges Raikkonen to ‘improve’

Fernando Alonso has urged teammate Kimi Raikkonen to “improve”.

2014-06-08_0574 Spaniard Alonso has utterly dominated his fellow former champion at Ferrari since the Finn returned to the Maranello team for 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 18

Raikkonen hits back at calls for Hockenheim ban

Kimi Raikkonen has hit back after critics called on him to be banned for his British grand prix crash.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (6) The Finn has recovered from a bruised ankle, knee and ribs after the 47G crash at Silverstone, in which Felipe Massa was also involved and Max Chilton’s head narrowly avoided a flying tyre. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Raikkonen ‘fine’ after Silverstone rib pain

Kimi Raikkonen on Thursday confirmed he is “fine” after his big crash at Silverstone just under two weeks ago.

IMG_3900 The Finn sat out the subsequent post-British grand prix test, reportedly with ankle and knee pain, and confirmed at Hockenheim that it was “probably” the biggest crash of his entire career. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Fans enjoyed ‘kindergarten’ complaining – Vettel

World champion Sebastian Vettel has dismissed Niki Lauda’s criticism in the wake of the British grand prix.

2014-06-05_0185 Having heard his excitable radio calls about Fernando Alonso’s driving during their thrilling Silverstone duel, Mercedes chairman Lauda denounced Vettel for “screaming like a small, startled child”. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 17

Raikkonen fit for German GP

Kimi Raikkonen will contest this weekend’s German grand prix.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (3) After bruising his ankle and knee with a 47G impact at the start of the British grand prix, the Finn sat out Ferrari’s post-race Silverstone test. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 14

Raikkonen retirement talk ‘not smart’ – Hakkinen

“When a formula one car loses contact with the ground at speed, no driver can control it anymore.”

2014-06-07_1021 Mika Hakkinen has questioned countryman Kimi Raikkonen’s admission that he will “probably” retire after the 2015 season. Read the rest of this entry »

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