Kimi’s Column: Brazil GP Preview

From KimiRaikkonen.com | Finnish Translation courtesy of Wolfie

Once Again Full Gallop


The season is taking it’s last breaths and for us it’s race by race
more difficult to achieve anything. The gadgets have been what they
have been for the last months and you just have to try and fight for
the best possible performance to the team with them.


In Suzuka everything went well and we came in 4th. Let’s hope that
there would be good points to take from Brazil even though the gadgets
aren’t galloping the way they should.


Interlagos is kind of a bumpy and dirty circuit. It’s a totally
shabby place but for me it’s totally number one when we won the
championship there the way we did. It’s always cool to go there.
Ferrari has always been fast there.


The track requires downforce and a stable car when braking. An
important place is the rise uphill to the finish line. KERS will be a
big advantage there for sure.


We can’t do anything else than try to grab the third place in WCC.
The goal is that we can keep the serie bundled up until the last race.


Soon I’ll be 30 using Reetu’s words. I haven’t got the time to
party during the weekend. If I’m really optimistic, it would be great
to first get a qualifying from where I could fight for the prizes in the
race. Although it would mean that some opponents don’t get everything
in place.


As for my continuance everything is still open. I haven’t made any
decisions. I’m looking at the situation and watching how things
proceed. I would have the eagerness to go flat out but the gadgets just
have to be in such a stitch that you can go flat out and have a chance
to win.


I think we’ll get some information out in a few weeks.

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20 thoughts on “Kimi’s Column: Brazil GP Preview

  1. Thanks Saima and Wolfie. Lol @ shabby place. How wonderfully politically incorrect :)And I love the fact he is linking to some cheesy Finnish singer. lol I take it he is singing about turning 30.But whats this about his continuance? Is he talking about F1 😛 What are you doing Kimi??!! Just sign the contract already and lets get on our way! You cannot leave F1. You just cant. You have unfinished business, dont you know.. :-/

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  2. The shabby place comment made me LOL too.Kimi is saying what I’ve been feeling: he WANTS TO STAY AND WHUP SOME GODDANG ASS, but he needs the equipment. His time in F1 is closing towards the end, let’s face it. That’s why he doesn’t want to hang around, start from scratch with a slow car again.

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  3. as ı understand he is waiting for the next year car’s process but which cars?? we want maclaren and ı totaly believe that ferrari and maclaren will be tops again. and if maclaren negotiation is in schedule why kimi wants to wait a few weeks?ı thınk he can not have doubts about maclaren process and he still wants to wait. that means, maybe maclaren option is getting ımposibble. what do you think ?

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  4. Guess we just have to wait and see. Anything can happen. The deal with McLaren could be done already, but they won’t announce it till after Abu Dhabi GP.

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  5. Saima, I really don`t think that his career is getting towards the end. I have seen this attitude for quite a time now. Whatever and Whenever he does anything, he wants to win. Here in F1 winning is possible only if you have a good enough car. So He wants to be in a car which has capability of winning. IMO it has nothing to do with him being close to his retirement. I bet if he gets into Mclaren (God, please! Whitmarsh, please get Kimi to Mclaren) or Brawn , I`m very much sure that it`ll be a 3 year contract. And yeah lets not forget Toyota here, I have very much respect for those guys. They have the car. Unfortunately for them they don`t have a winning driver like Kimi. Yeah, trulli is awesome but sometimes i feel he`s not good enough to put Toyota at P1 in Race.So why so fuss with this Retirement thing!He`ll be here in F1 for good years I`m sure. And the news will be here soon in few weeks. Hope, it`s Mclaren though. 🙂

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  6. Yeah of course, but what I meant was he’s been in F1 for a while now and the next few years/term or whatever is the final stage of his career. He won’t be racing for another 5 years or something, it’s my personal opinion that he’ll just stay for another two years. I HOPE he stays for like…10 more really! lolLike I said, anything can happen. Once he’s whupping ass, hopefully, he might wanna stay for a couple more years, I dunno. It’s all open. Sorry, I can see where my comment sounded like Kimi’s decision is based on a change of heart, which is wrong, I agree.

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  7. Well Sorry for being somewhat harsh. But really I get pissed off when a Kimi fan writes on the same lines.

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  8. I can understand that totally lol It was a stupid thing to say, really. Just one of those wild thoughts running around in the head which blurted out.

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  9. Check this guys. Copied from one of the forums. Niki Lauda Said: "Brawn and Red Bull did not have that problem and so the title was almost determined before the first half of the season," he said."Next year Ferrari and McLaren will dominate again because everyone will start from the same point and also because their driver line-ups will be very strong."Well, lol. What can I say. Slip of tongue. Not as bad as Montezemelo had, but enough to raise hopes of Kimi to Mclaren speculation. 🙂

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  10. hehehe we should learn to be cool as kimi 🙂

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  11. It’s just at times the pressure does get to me too, considering all the stuff I do regarding Kimi, so it will bother me. Is that such a bad thing? God knows how cool I’ve tried to be over this season, trying to ignore all the shit written about him, all the rumours which I never gave attention to or posted here on the blog until it was made official.Anyways, I’ve never cared for Niki Lauda (he’s dissed Kimi in the past when he was down) so his comments mean shit to me.

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  12. Thumbs Up! God knows how many bad words I have reiterated in my mind and in public over those people who write ridiculous stuff. Yeah, that contains Niki Lauda as well. In my language I call him "Budhape mein jawani" or "Budhape ka josh". That`s something close to "Old-age enthusiasm or vigour."

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  13. Hahaha, I figured that out 😛

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  14. well, after these articles I feel Kimi definitely angry…I don’t know what to think about future, if he’s prepared and perfectly knows where he’ll be or if he’s really thinking about leave f1……

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  15. I agree, Niki Lauda is a great driver, but it’s better to let what he says go in one ear and out the other. :)Saima and Amol, I hope that Kimi will stay on for a long time, but I also think that at most likely he’ll stay for a max of another 2 or 3 years. He can’t go now, he has unfinished business with a certain team in F1, and a WDC to win next year!!

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  16. I’m really hoping Kimi goes to Macca and, maybe, just maybe, he has already has signed with them but is not saying anything out of respect for Heikki.And I do hope he stays in F1 for many, many more years with many more WDCs on the way!!!

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  17. it’s nice to read this from you all, it encourage me more 🙂 could be possible, yes, in respect to Heikki. I hadn’t thought about it before…but yes, Kimi is loyal and has a great feeling and respect for all his friends.he respects and he’s loyal also with who is not the same with him.

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  18. Hi all, I think, that if Kimi gets a good car in a good team, and he enjoys himself, he can stay in F1 for years.:) 30 years isn’t too old, – see those much older than he is! Barrichello, the oldest one, seems to have been awaken from long sleep like the bears do after winter! 😉 I really hope we get good news SOON! I just cat wait. I really wish I was more like our ICEMAN!

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  19. Well this is what Kimi told Heiki Kulta from TurunSanomat.fi:——————(Wolfie translated it on the PF1 forum)About the next season’s team:Kimi: Well we have gone a bit forward since Japan’s weekend. Something may have been agreed upon but on the other hand only making it official means something.——-Hehe 😉

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  20. @meri, yeah I try to learn being cool from Kimi. But really that guy has it natural. I bet God stopped using that mold after he created Kimi. At least he did n`t use it after 10 years for me :PSaima, what does that comment mean really? These translations are but messy IMO. 🙂

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