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Author Topic: Kimi to Ferrari?  (Read 3003 times)

Offline vanquish89

Kimi to Ferrari?
« on: March 02, 2006, 11:43:34 PM »
A Ferrari insider has told a Finnish newspaper that Kimi Raikkonen is virtually certain to drive for Ferrari in 2007 – regardless of whether Michael Schumacher stays or not.

The Ilta-Sanomat tabloid cites a Maranello engineer saying that the only thing stopping the team announcing that it has signed Raikkonen is the potentially destabilising effect it would have on its 2006 campaign.

“The thing is so well advanced that Ferrari could announce that they’ve hired Kimi now, but they don’t want to make the same mistake as McLaren with [Fernando] Alonso,” the engineer said.

McLaren stunned the F1 paddock in December by announcing that it had lured world champion Alonso away from Renault for ‘07, fuelling rumours that Raikkonen would jump ship to Ferrari.

These intensified after recent reports that the Finn turned down a three-year, 72 million euro offer to stay at McLaren.

Raikkonen has insisted that he has yet to make up his mind and that his decision will depend on McLaren’s performance this year – while admitting he cannot afford to delay a decision too long.

He told Ilta-Sanomat: “I am not a Ferrari driver – not yet.

“And what Schumacher does has no influence on my future.”

While Ferrari is prepared to leave a seat open for Schumacher – with whom it has won five drivers’ titles – until he has decided whether or not to retire, it seems increasingly clear that the German will not have his usual veto over the second driver.

Instead Ferrari has responded to McLaren’s signing of Alonso by targeting a big hitter of its own in the shape of Raikkonen. cant be true!

vanquish89.... :D

Offline Wizzo

Re: Kimi to Ferrari?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2006, 09:30:38 AM »
Raikkonen and Schumacher on the same team  :o

If it happens it will be interesting to see if Michael still gets the usual top treatment from Ferrari or will they be treated as equals.  ???

After all is said and done I can understand why Kimi is considering leaving McLaren - 72 million euros! I wouldn't get out of bed for that!  ::)

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Re: Kimi to Ferrari?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2006, 08:26:23 PM »
Dont think you need to worry about Kimi and Michael on the same team and what would happen, this will be his last year i am convinced of it....

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