collapse

* Welcome

Welcome to GPWizard F1 Forum!

GPWizard is the friendliest F1 forum you'll find anywhere. You have a host of new like-minded friends waiting to welcome you.

So what are you waiting for? Becoming a member is easy and free! Take a couple seconds out of your day and register now. We guarantee, you wont be sorry you did.

Click Here to become a full Member for Free

* User Info

 
 
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

* Newsletter

GPWizard F1 Forum Newsletter Email address:
Weekly
Fortnightly
Monthly

* Grid Game Deadlines

Qualifying

Race

* Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 29
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

* Top Posters

cosworth151 cosworth151
15886 Posts
Scott Scott
14050 Posts
Dare Dare
12769 Posts
John S John S
10879 Posts
Ian Ian
9724 Posts

Author Topic: Should Kimi hang up his F1 helmet sooner rather than later?  (Read 671 times)

Offline John S

  • F1 Legend
  • ****
  • Date Registered: Jan 2007
  • Location: Lincolnshire, UK
  • Posts: 10879
  • 11550 credits
  • View Inventory
  • Send Money To John S
  • Max for 2nd title! - Just to see Toto's apoplexy.
With another rather underwhelming weekend, ending with a stupid shunt in Austria, is it time for Kimi to step down or be moved aside at Alfa?

His performance in Portugal was also embarrassing and his Quali record against Gio this term is frankly unacceptable from a team leader. Has he lost the spark, speed and race craft we've always admired him for?  :confused:

I know all sports people can go through a loss of form but I think it's more than that, IMHO Kimi has lost his Mojo and it's age related.  :(

I reckon Fred Vasseur should give Kimi until the Dutch GP to shape up or be replaced.
Think it's only fair to let Kimi experience Zandvoort if it may be his last hurrah in an F1 race, he's never driven an F1 car there - but then all the other drivers on the present grid haven't either.  ;)

Should Alfa/Sauber be that sentimental about Kimi the Legend, maybe he should go sooner?  :DntKnw:  What does anyone else think? 
« Last Edit: July 05, 2021, 05:24:10 PM by John S »


Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline Jericoke

Re: Should Kimi hang up his F1 helmet sooner rather than later?
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2021, 05:32:17 PM »
Alfa Romeo isn't going to win, no matter who is driving it.

So what are their future plans?  Are they trying to raise money to build the team?  Hard to think a promising rookie will bring in more money than a beloved WDC.

If they think the team is ready for 'the next level', then it is time to bring in a promising rookie so they're ready to race for wins when the team is ready to race for wins.

I am curious what Kimi sees his future is.  A private retirement where no one ever hears from him?  I wouldn't be surprised.  Team ownership/management?  Niki Lauda was a huge presence and part of Mercedes becoming a winning outfit.  Maybe he'll run lower series, just enjoying driving.  There's plenty of people older than Kimi running as amateur racers.

 


SimplePortal 2.3.6 © 2008-2014, SimplePortal
Menu Editor Pro 1.0 | Copyright 2013, Matthew Kerle