Tag Archive: Kimi Raikkonen

Nov 26

Vettel’s Ferrari appearance ‘legally not ok’ – Marko

Sebastian Vettel breached his contract by kicking off his Ferrari career early on Tuesday.

Vettel -Raikkonen - photo Getty Images Just days after his last grand prix with Red Bull, the quadruple world champion on Tuesday appeared in the Ferrari garage at the Abu Dhabi test, albeit wearing plain clothes. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 26

Bottas’ managers play down Ferrari ‘rumours’

Valtteri Bottas’ managers have played down rumours linking the on-form Finn with a move to Ferrari.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Valterri Bottas 04 Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport reported this week that, perhaps in view of replacing its current Finn Kimi Raikkonen in 2016, Ferrari has made exploratory advances towards 25-year-old Bottas in recent days. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 23

Reports link Brawn, Costa, Bottas with Ferrari

The latest names linked with Ferrari are Ross Brawn and Valtteri Bottas.

2014-04-20 - Scuderia Ferrari - China (1)On Saturday, reports emerged that amid its thorough 2014 shakeup, the beleaguered great Ferrari could now be set to oust its new boss Marco Mattiacci. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Official: Vettel replaces Alonso at Ferrari

Finally, the open secrets about Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel’s futures became officially clear on Thursday.

2013-05-12 - Red Bull Racing - Spain - Sebastian Vettel - Fernando Alonso 01 Ferrari announced that Spaniard Alonso and the Italian team have ended their relationship “by common consent”, opening the door for Vettel to arrive from Red Bull. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 20

Scuderia Ferrari welcomes Sebastian Vettel

The driver line-up next season will consist of Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel.

IMG_3788 Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has reached an agreement of three years duration with Sebastian Vettel, who will drive for the team as from the 2015 season.

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Nov 19

Today’s F1 ‘is not racing’ – Webber

Mark Webber has admitted he is concerned about the road on which F1 has turned

2013-11-17 - Red Bull Racing - Mark Webber (1) Ahead of the radically-new turbo V6 era, the Australian veteran called time on his F1 career and switched to the increasingly popular Le Mans with Porsche. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

Formula 1 Etiad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

19th and final round of the 2014 Championship

Yas Marina logo 6th edition, 6th at the Yas Marina track, in the city-emirate of Abu Dhabi, also the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 17

Raikkonen looking to keep Ferrari seat in 2016

Kimi Raikkonen is even looking beyond 2015 as he aims to keep his Ferrari career alive for at least two more years

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) In the past days, any doubts that the Finn will be ousted by the Maranello team after Sunday’s 2014 finale in Abu Dhabi have faded. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 16

Vettel expects ‘no problems’ with teammate Raikkonen

Sebastian Vettel has apparently grown tired of the extended wait to officially announce his switch to Ferrari.

Vettel -Raikkonen - photo Getty Images The fact the outgoing world champion is leaving Red Bull is already confirmed, but his move to Ferrari – although an open secret in the paddock – is still awaiting the outcome of Fernando Alonso’s contractual impasse. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 13

Ferrari hints Raikkonen definitely staying in 2015

Ferrari has given the strongest sign yet that Kimi Raikkonen will definitely still be wearing red in 2015

2014-09-20_0194 - Scuderia Ferrari - Singapore - Kimi Raikkonen With many prominent Ferrari figures having departed this year, and Fernando Alonso and a flurry of his engineers to be the next, it has been rumoured Raikkonen’s future might also be in doubt. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 09

F1 Brazilian Grand Prix: Rosberg holds off Hamiton in thrilling race (+result)

Rosberg wins by just 1.4s with Felipe Massa third at home race

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Nico Rosberg (25) Nico Rosberg held off team-mate Lewis Hamilton for a crucial victory in the Brazilian Grand Prix after a race-long battle at Interlagos. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 05

Only ‘positive pressure’ on Raikkonen – boss

The pressure on Kimi Raikkonen to up his game is of the “positive” variety, Ferrari team boss Marco Mattiacci insists.

IMG_1689 It is a near-certainty that disgruntled Fernando Alonso is leaving the Maranello team, but also with a solid 2015 contract is his Finnish teammate. Any speculation Raikkonen might also depart Ferrari, however, has been mild at best, even though Italy’s La Gazzetta dello Sport is questioning whether the 2007 world champion should be kept in red. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 31

Shell takes Scuderia Ferrari drivers to the track in student-built ultra energy efficient cars

Ahead of the 2014 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
2014-10-31 - Shell - Scuderia Ferrari - Formula 1 United States Grand Prix -  Fernando Alonso - Kimi RAlonso and Räikkönen drive Louisiana Tech Shell Eco-marathon student built ultra-energy efficient vehicles of the future prior to United States Grand Prix

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Oct 31

Alonso keeps F1 guessing over future

Fernando Alonso is keeping the F1 paddock in the dark over his future, as a string of rival drivers also wait impatiently for his next move.

2014-10-03_0196 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Undoubtedly the most powerful player on the driver market, the Spaniard is said to have definitely split with Ferrari, but reports suggest a contractual impasse is in play between Alonso and the Italian team. Once that is past, Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari switch will surely become official, but for now even Kimi Raikkonen – the other driver wearing red – is on standby. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 30

Berger advises Ferrari to ‘keep Alonso’

With Ferrari currently having three champion drivers under contract, speculation about Fernando Alonso’s future continues to run wild.

20131019-0045 Some reports suggest the Italian team and the Spaniard are in a sort of Mexican standoff, each wanting the other to legally terminate their contract for financial reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Alonso in severance standoff with Ferrari – report

It is perhaps the burning question in F1 at present — what is Fernando Alonso going to do next?

2014-10-04_0198 - Scuderia Ferrari - Japan - Fernando Alonso Hopeful rookie Carlos Sainz jr, a fellow Spaniard, summed up the mood of the entire paddock when he told AS newspaper on Wednesday: “I have no idea.” Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 27

Alonso future unclear amid Audi, Lotus rumours

A major sponsor of the Lotus team has stirred up the already confusing speculation about Fernando Alonso’s next move.

Fernando Alonso - Audi  (photo Audi) Most insiders believe the Spaniard and Ferrari have already dissolved their contract, paving the way for Sebastian Vettel to join Kimi Raikkonen at the Italian team in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Raikkonen’s 2014 problem ‘psychological’ – Massa

Kimi Raikkonen is suffering psychologically alongside his Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso this year.

2014-06-07_1211 That is the view of Felipe Massa, who although still friends with Alonso failed to regularly match the Spaniard’s pace before he lost his race seat at the end of last year. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Amid Alonso commotion, Raikkonen staying put

Amid all the ‘silly season’ commotion surrounding Fernando Alonso, the other Ferrari driver insists he is going nowhere fast.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (4) Newly-departed president Luca di Montezemolo confirmed the paddock’s most open secret this week when he admitted the Spaniard is jumping ship. One reason Alonso has gone on the market, Montezemolo explained, is that he is at “an age when he cannot wait to win again”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Red Bull blocks Vettel’s Ferrari test debut in Abu Dhabi

Also in Abu Dhabi, Pirelli will test its proposed 2015 tyres for the first time.

2014-10-11 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Russia - Sebastian Vettel (7) Sebastian Vettel will not be able to make his test debut for Ferrari in the days immediately after next month’s Abu Dhabi grand prix finale. Italy’s Omnicorse claims that, even though the Maranello team is yet to officially confirm that the German will be wearing red in 2015, it wanted Vettel to drive the F14-T at the post-Abu Dhabi test. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Raikkonen to get new chassis for Austin

Kimi Raikkonen will race a new chassis in Austin and beyond, the Italian publication Omnicorse reports.

2014-09-20_0194 - Scuderia Ferrari - Singapore - Kimi Raikkonen After finishing ninth in Russia, the Finn was quoted in Ferrari’s post-race statement as saing: “(Austin) is very demanding and interesting and I hope I don’t have the same problems I had here”. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 14

Bling makes Hamilton ‘a bit different’ – Lauda

“We have one normal driver, and one who is a bit different.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (19) According to the Kolner Express tabloid, F1 legend Niki Lauda raised an eyebrow in Russia when he spotted Lewis Hamilton’s latest accessory — an enormous gold chain. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

Vettel as Ferrari teammate would be ‘nice’ – Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted it would be “nice” if he is paired at Ferrari with Sebastian Vettel next year.

2014-06-29 - Goodwood Festival of Speed - Kimi Raikkonen (3) The Finn said in Russia that he has heard the same rumours as the rest of the F1 paddock — that outgoing world champion Vettel’s Red Bull exit means he is replacing Fernando Alonso at Maranello in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

F1 to test yellow flag speed limits in Austin

“It seems to be a feasible idea” – Alonso 

Austin - Circuit of the Americas F1 looks set to test new software and procedures next time out in Austin that will automatically limit the speed of the cars through double waved yellow flag zones. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

Father says ‘no change’ in Bianchi’s condition

“Professor Saillant and the Italian specialist who came at the request of Ferrari are cooperating fully with the local doctors” – Philippe Bianchi.

2014-06-05_0050 Five days after Jules Bianchi’s life-threatening crash at Suzuka, there is “no significant change” in his health condition, father Philippe has revealed. Bianchi’s father was speaking on Thursday to the French daily Nice-Matin, adding that the messages of support from the F1 paddock and around the world have been encouraging to the family. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 06

Questions being asked after Bianchi crash

“The light was low and the track was slippery and that’s why I was caught out” – Adrian Sutil

2014-02-19_0004 - Marussia F1 Team - Bahrain - Jules Bianchi With the extent of Jules Bianchi’s injuries still unclear, F1 is already turning its attention to the controversial circumstances surrounding his accident that stopped the wet Japanese grand prix on Sunday. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 03

Raikkonen counts himself out of contract turmoil

“As for myself, I have a contract and therefore no worries about my future” – Raikkonen

IMG_3900 Kimi Raikkonen has denied the contract talks behind closed doors at Ferrari could also affect his place at the Maranello team. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Massa tells Alonso to resist McLaren switch

Felipe Massa has advised his former Ferrari teammate Fernando Alonso to stick with the Italian team for now.

2014-07-26 - Williams Martini Racing - Hungary - Felipe Massa 05 But the Brazilian, who lost his seat at the end of last year and has appeared much happier in 2014 at Williams, has joined those in surmising that fabled Ferrari appears to be sinking into its crisis-struck state of the distant past. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Only ‘subtle details’ troubling Vettel in 2014 – Webber

“At this level, the way F1 is, that’s all about how a driver gets those last 2-3 crucial tenths out of the car.”

2014-07-19 - 99038 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel Mark Webber thinks “small, subtle details” are all that is holding back his former F1 colleagues Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Shell zooms in for a brilliant finish with Scuderia Ferrari and Lego® alongside Kimi Räikkönen

Partnering for success – Shell, Ferrari and LEGO®

2014-09-17 - Shell - Kimi with LEGO carsMembers of the media were treated to a thrilling race of miniature proportions this afternoon as Shell restated its history of successful collaboration with Ferrari and LEGO® in conjunction with the recent global launch of the new Shell V-Power LEGO collection in Singapore. Read the rest of this entry »

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