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Raikkonen stars again at FOS Goodwood 2015

kimi-raikkonen-fos-goodwood-260615-krs2Kimi: “good to get youngsters close to the sport”

Yesterday, Kimi Raikkonen had spent a very busy day at a venue that is dear to all car lovers.

The Finn first stopped off at a Shell service station, carrying out some promotional activities for the Scuderia Ferrari sponsor.

Then he headed to Goodwood, where he tackled the famous hillclimb at the wheel of an F10. Kimi also took time to greet the many fans attending the event, as well as Prancing Horse owners.“It’s the second time I’ve come to Goodwood and I reckon it’s a very nice event, always well organised. I met a lot of youngsters this time and it’s definitely a good thing to get them closer to the sport,” commented Kimi as he saluted the fans before leaving [via ferrari.f1.com]


FoS Behind The Scenes – Who Says Kimi Raikkonen Never Smiles?

It’s often said that Kimi Raikkonen is a completely different character when the cameras are turned off, but, thanks to our very own Lord March, we can now show you that side of the 2007 F1 World Champion.

Filmed yesterday when Kimi headed to Goodwood House to meet the FoS founder and Ken Block after his trip up the hill in a 2010 Ferrari on behalf of Shell. We won’t spoil the video, but prepare to see a very happy Kimi chatting about F1 and the potential of driving with the Hoonigan one day [via grrc.goodwood.com]


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Kimi drives the F10:

Kimi meets with Lord March and Ken Block:


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AUSTRIAN GP – RACE RESULTS

This afternoon’s Austrian Grand Prix was a difficult race for Scuderia Ferrari. Kimi Raikkonen was involved in a frightening accident with Fernando Alonso on the opening lap, luckily with neither driver sustaining any injury. Sebastian Vettel was also out of luck: a problem with the left rear wheel nut at his pit stop complicated his race, as his stop was inevitably too long and he rejoined in fourth place. From then on the German chased down Felipe Massa, but despite gradually closing on the Brazilian, the bottom step of the podium eluded him and he had to settle for fourth [via ferrarif1.com]

Final Results and Standings:

Pos Driver Car Gap
1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1h30m16.930s
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 8.800s
3 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 17.573s
4 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 18.181s
5 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 53.604s
6 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m04.075s
7 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1 Lap
8 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1 Lap
9 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1 Lap
10 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1 Lap
11 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1 Lap
12 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1 Lap
13 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 2 Laps
14 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 3 Laps
Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes Retirement
Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault Retirement
Jenson Button McLaren/Honda Retirement
Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari Retirement
Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari Collision
Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda Collision

DRIVERS’ STANDINGS:

Pos Driver Points
1 Lewis Hamilton 169
2 Nico Rosberg 159
3 Sebastian Vettel 120
4 Kimi Raikkonen 72
5 Valtteri Bottas 67
6 Felipe Massa 62
7 Daniel Ricciardo 36
8 Daniil Kvyat 19
9 Nico Hulkenberg 18
10 Romain Grosjean 17
11 Felipe Nasr 16
12 Sergio Perez 13
13 Pastor Maldonado 12
14 Max Verstappen 10
15 Carlos Sainz 9
16 Marcus Ericsson 5
17 Jenson Button 4
18 Fernando Alonso 0
19 Roberto Merhi 0
20 Will Stevens 0

CONSTRUCTORS’ STANDINGS:

Pos Constructor Points
1 Mercedes 328
2 Ferrari 192
3 Williams/Mercedes 129
4 Red Bull/Renault 55
5 Force India/Mercedes 31
6 Lotus/Mercedes 29
7 Sauber/Ferrari 21
8 Toro Rosso/Renault 19
9 McLaren/Honda 4
10 Marussia/Ferrari 0

QUOTES

From crash.netKimi: “I had wheelspin and suddenly went left. That’s about it really. The wheels spun really aggressively there and I don’t know what caused it, but the result is always the same. It’s not normal but it happened, that’s the way it is. The car didn’t have any grip. It’s dangerous, but racing is dangerous always. It must have been worse for the guy that was standing there and we must have come close to hit him.”

From espn.co.ukKimi: “It’s not ideal, but it happens. Obviously it’s not normal and I was surprised when it happened, but it is what is. We didn’t expect it to happen, we were expecting to race into the top ten, but something obviously happened.”

From @miezicat1 – Q: Can you remember a similar incident in your career? Kimi: “No, that was very strange. I was in the 3rd or 4th gear and never I would have expected such a reaction from the car. Something happened there. Now we have to find out what was there.”

From ferrarif1.comKimi: “I don’t know exactly what happened before the crash, I had some wheelspin in an unusual place. I was at a quite high speed, suddenly went left and end up there. I did not see anything coming, everything happened very quickly. Unfortunately at that time my race was over, it has been a poor weekend, now we have to think about next one.”

Kimi interview after crash:

Fernando Alonso on the incident

From motorsport.com – Alonso: “He was sliding a lot out of Turn 2. I think there was a big difference between the soft and supersoft tyres. He started sliding, going left and right, left and right, and I was on the left and at one point he lost the car and I was there. It was a bit weird, because if someone hits you on a corner that can happen, but that the cars are sliding so much in fourth and fifth gear was a bit strange. This time it happened to him and I was in the wrong place. I saw I had a Ferrari below me in the mirrors, but I didn’t know where he was. I thought I was alone. I tried to get out as quickly as possible to see if he was okay. I saw him removing the steering wheel so I was relieved.

From crash.net – Alonso: “I’m OK. I just went to the medical centre because it is mandatory under certain G-force. We had 34Gs on the impact, I think. It was a very unfortunate accident. I started well today and made a lot of places in turn one and two, then Kimi was with the prime tyre so his exit had a lot of wheelspin and we were all overtaking him left and right, then he lost the car to the left and I was on the left. We went both on the wall and I was lucky not to hit him in the head, because looking at the replay I was braking but my wheels were in the air, so I was close with him. Luckily we are both fine. It was strange – wrong place, wrong time. A strange incident, he lost the car in fifth gear, very low grip.”

From espn.co.uk – Alonso: “Me and Kimi are both OK and that’s the important thing.”


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No action warranted – both Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso are innocent as far as the accident is concerned, according to FIA.

Kimi’s onboard start from Canal+ tv:

The crash onboard Kimi:

Amateur footage at trackside:


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AUSTRIA GP – QUALIFYING RESULTS

kimi-austriagp-200615-krs19Qualifying for the Austrian Grand Prix left Scuderia Ferrari with mixed feelings. The variable track conditions in Q1 left Kimi Raikkonen unable to post a good timed lap and so the Ferrari man had to settle for the eighteenth fastest time. Sebastian Vettel will start from third on the grid having lapped in 1.08.810, beaten only by the Mercedes duo of Lewis Hamilton (1.08.455) and Nico Rosberg (1.08.655.) [via ferrarif1.com]

Final Times:

Pos Driver Car Time Gap
1 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 1m08.455s
2 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1m08.655s 0.200s
3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m08.810s 0.355s
4 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 1m09.192s 0.737s
5 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1m09.278s 0.823s
6 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 1m09.319s 0.864s
7 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 1m09.612s 1.157s
8 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1m09.713s 1.258s
9 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes
10 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 1m10.374s
11 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1m10.426s
12 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1m10.465s
13 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 1m12.522s
14 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 1m12.867s
15 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 1m14.071s
16 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 1m15.368s
17 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1m09.694s
18 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1m10.482s
19 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1m10.736s
20 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 1m12.632s

Note: Kvyat, Ricciardo, Alonso and Button all have penalties


QUOTES

From espn.co.ukKimi: “[I was told] that we have three timed laps and obviously they noticed at some point that we went out too late and I was not going to have three timed laps, but I was never told. I was doing a normal plan and obviously it made a big difference. It was wrong. I was doing the same thing that I was doing when I went out and I never got the information that it was not possible to do what was the original plan and obviously we missed the one lap completely. I was thinking that I was doing the normal thing and I was not told that the plan had changed suddenly. They sent me out too late, we missed one lap and it obviously cost a lot. Obviously it was not ideal. We should be much higher up and I’m sure we could have fought at the front, but we tried to do our best and obviously it’s not an ideal starting place. Yes, there are long straights but also there are very tricky corners to be in the middle of the pack, so we have much bigger chances to have that happening in the first few corners, so you try to stay clear of all the s*** in the first lap and then I guess we should have speed, but you never know what will happen in the race. We will do our best and see where we end up.”

From autosport.comKimi: “More or less until this point, it has been a pretty good weekend. The car is handling well. I’m sure we can do a good job.”

From crash.netKimi: “It is what it is tomorrow. Obviously we should have the speed [as I mentioned] but it’s not a very ideal position to start because there are so many things that can go wrong in the first few corners. I’m sure if we get clear through those then we try to maximise our result, but there is no point guessing what is going to happen. We will push as hard as we can and hopefully make the right decisions when they come and gain many positions.”

From ferrarif1.comKimi: “It has been a very bad Saturday and this result will not help us tomorrow. When I went out for my last run in Q1, the team informed me that I could do three timed laps, but then the plan was changed and I did not get the information. Therefore we missed one lap completely and I was knocked out. The point is that I was sent out too late and that cost us a lot. Obviously my starting position is not ideal; we should have been much higher up, I’m sure we could have fought at the front. Tomorrow we should have the speed we need, but you never know what happens in the race. In the first lap it will be better to stay away of problems because there is a much bigger chance of something happening in the first few corners. There is a long straight, but also two corners which can be tricky if you happen to be in the middle of the pack. Then we’ll try to maximize our result. Until now it has been a pretty good weekend, the car is handling well: we’ll try to do our best and see what we can do”.


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AUSTRIA GP – FINAL PRACTICE RESULTS

kimi-austriagp-200615-krs6PRACTICE THREE

Sebastian Vettel was quickest in the third free practice session for the Austrian Grand Prix, which was hit by rain around halfway through, which meant not many laps were completed.

Neither Ferrari driver managed a qualifying simulation, having to abort their run on Supersoft tyres. The German did a 1.09.994 in his SF15-T on the Softs, before going out again a few minutes before the end of the session running intermediate tyres in the wet. Kimi Raikkonen was third in 1.10.177, eventually going out for five laps on the Wet tyres [via ferrarif1.com]

FP3 Times:

Pos Driver Car Gap Laps
1 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari 1m09.994s 16
2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 0.017s 16
3 Kimi Raikkonen Ferrari 0.183s 12
4 Sergio Perez Force India/Mercedes 0.227s 14
5 Nico Rosberg Mercedes 0.338s 23
6 Felipe Massa Williams/Mercedes 0.414s 18
7 Valtteri Bottas Williams/Mercedes 0.423s 14
8 Max Verstappen Toro Rosso/Renault 0.442s 23
9 Pastor Maldonado Lotus/Mercedes 0.582s 12
10 Romain Grosjean Lotus/Mercedes 0.869s 8
11 Nico Hulkenberg Force India/Mercedes 1.015s 14
12 Marcus Ericsson Sauber/Ferrari 1.064s 22
13 Carlos Sainz Toro Rosso/Renault 1.145s 18
14 Daniil Kvyat Red Bull/Renault 1.145s 14
15 Fernando Alonso McLaren/Honda 1.174s 13
16 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull/Renault 1.825s 10
17 Felipe Nasr Sauber/Ferrari 1.912s 9
18 Jenson Button McLaren/Honda 2.622s 16
19 Will Stevens Marussia/Ferrari 3.334s 14
20 Roberto Merhi Marussia/Ferrari 3.966s 8

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