Renault courting Raikkonen and Nokia for F1 2010?

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Renault is understood to have held discussions with 2007 F1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen regarding a potential switch to the French outfit next year a ' in a move that could at the same time earn the RA©gie a title sponsorship deal with mobile 'phone company Nokia.

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kimi fan

India

#1 Oct 1, 2009
if kimi leaves ferrrari den f1 wud b boring n f1 will lose many fans n 4 fi 2 b in progress kimi has 2 b there in f1
k1m1fan2

South Africa

#2 Oct 3, 2009
i agree without Kimi F1 is not F1, i'm hoping he goes to a team that will be give him a reliable car that will ensure taht he whips Alonso and Massa in their Ferrari's

“Just love F1”

Since: Oct 07

Benavidez, Tigre

#3 Oct 3, 2009
F1 is not the same without Fangio !!
Nicole

Espoo, Finland

#4 Oct 3, 2009
I can tell you so much that Renault is not even an option for Kimi, neither is Nokia even thinking of sponsoring F1 when asked about it.

Just one of these rumours, Toyota, Renault, rally - what next?
Lee-Anne

Johannesburg, South Africa

#5 Oct 6, 2009
I surely hope that Kimi goes back to mclaren. Kimi is one amaing driver, and as for Ferrari sacking kimi that sucks. I think that they are being loyal towards Massa. Massa must remember with Alonso there at Ferrari, he has no chance of being the number on driver for the team. Alonso will fit in well with ferrari, as he is a real ass. Good luck to kimi, and i hope that he signs that deal with Mclaren, so he can stick it to them. Go KIMI!!!!!!!!!!
Nicole

Espoo, Finland

#6 Oct 6, 2009
It's getting interesting...

McLaren hinting all the time, then Kimi's manager Robertson said they were negotiating with top teams who already have two drivers under contract which means another driver might be bought out too.

2-3 weeks, then it should be announced and we can start focusing on the future ;)

“Fernando Killer!”

Since: Mar 08

Verdun, Canada

#7 Oct 6, 2009
Nicole wrote:
It's getting interesting...
McLaren hinting all the time, then Kimi's manager Robertson said they were negotiating with top teams who already have two drivers under contract which means another driver might be bought out too.
2-3 weeks, then it should be announced and we can start focusing on the future ;)
Sympathies,Nice to see you recovering from kimmi being sacked.
One can trace the long hard road you travelled on Topix.
From the times you beleived Luca loves Kimmi.
To now hearing Luca say Kimmi does not Fit, Ferrari must acquit.

Whats taking so long for your boy to sign with Mclaren.
Its a no brainer, thought he wanted a drive that can win him
the world championship.

If he is still coming over, hope he has not gone from the Iceman to the Ice-cream man during his stay at Ferrari.
As Heikki has shown you have to be strong, and be ready to fight and take a beating Mclaren's ace Lewis is a Beast.
(Hope you saw with what violence he crashed the car at monza just cuz he could not do better than third.)

We can't afford to have world champions psychologically breaking down like that spanish bitch did in 2007.

Bring on the Sisu Raikkonnen.
Nicole

Espoo, Finland

#8 Oct 6, 2009
f1premier wrote:
<quoted text>
Sympathies,Nice to see you recovering from kimmi being sacked.
One can trace the long hard road you travelled on Topix.
From the times you beleived Luca loves Kimmi.
To now hearing Luca say Kimmi does not Fit, Ferrari must acquit.
Whats taking so long for your boy to sign with Mclaren.
Its a no brainer, thought he wanted a drive that can win him
the world championship.
If he is still coming over, hope he has not gone from the Iceman to the Ice-cream man during his stay at Ferrari.
As Heikki has shown you have to be strong, and be ready to fight and take a beating Mclaren's ace Lewis is a Beast.
(Hope you saw with what violence he crashed the car at monza just cuz he could not do better than third.)
We can't afford to have world champions psychologically breaking down like that spanish bitch did in 2007.
Bring on the Sisu Raikkonnen.
Thank you premier ;)

I should have believed you when you told me that LdM was giving Kimi the kiss of death! As a Finn one doesn't understand that kind of theather.

Like one guy said:

LdM: You ask what those are? Well those are stilettos, hand-made, many of us have one of them in our back. Let's kiss!

I believe it's going to be McLaren for the blondie. They might want to give Heikki some slack by not announcing it during the season.

You should have heard our commentary: Heikki fought like a Lion today!!!!(by passing Fisi in the pitstop)

But imagine how next season could be, 4 fast drivers, like in 2007, only blondie and Alonso swapped places. That would be something to see...

Many keep overlooking the fact that in 2007 the gap between them wasn't that big and let's see how the dynamics between Massa and Alonso turns out. It can be for the good too.

Lewis and Kimi - both world champions and respect each other, what else do you need? Like Whitmarsh said, they always want to have two top drivers in Macca. And no offense to Heikki but he is not a lion :(
Noel_70

Indonesia

#9 Oct 7, 2009
Nicole..as like you said, it's just a swapped place. I do hope even in the process, this swapped thing would also happen, lol. Like Massa upset to feel Ferrari make Alonso as their number 1 driver...then Alonso at the next races feel that Ferraris are equaling their driver despite he's the 2 times WDC...and the hottest thing..well...you know it better than I do Nicole...fufufufufu
Nicole

Espoo, Finland

#10 Oct 8, 2009
Noel_70 wrote:
Nicole..as like you said, it's just a swapped place. I do hope even in the process, this swapped thing would also happen, lol. Like Massa upset to feel Ferrari make Alonso as their number 1 driver...then Alonso at the next races feel that Ferraris are equaling their driver despite he's the 2 times WDC...and the hottest thing..well...you know it better than I do Nicole...fufufufufu
LOL

Next season will be interesting.

Massa and Hamilton are used to their cars but just look at Badoer and Fisichella... Badoer is Ferrari's test driver and still he didn't score points. Fisichella has struggled a lot with the car too.

Although Kimi was familiar with the McLaren, things have changed and it's not a certain thing how he would feel driving it after all these years.

All and all it will be really interesting ;)

“Fernando Killer!”

Since: Mar 08

Brampton, Canada

#11 Oct 8, 2009
Congrats! you are the one that came closest to revealing a most interesting scenario.

It is indeed a shame Scummy Schumie had not made a return with his long neck ..problem.

Many would have enjoyed watching him finish at the bottom of the timesheets in that red car.

As Mastercard often says,Priceless!

“Is that Banjo Music I hear ...”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#12 Oct 8, 2009
priceless .... is seeing Hamilton crash out at Monza, or driving into the back of Kimi in Canada, or watching the crash trst dummy throw away a 17 point lead in 2007, or seeing him in the ktitty litter, or pushing the tyres beyond the max when all he ahd to do was come in and change them and win the WDC ....

as for the bottom of the time sheets, well lewis did his fair share of bottom feeding right up until a few weeks ago, and let's not forget how you pissy hero lied like a cheap hooker in Australia, priceless it most certainly is, and at the same time par for the course for the pussy ... cat doll lover ...

now premature, take your meds, have a good rest, maybe tomorrow the haze you keep feeling may clear, and you will be able to think straight .. it will be the first time ever of course ... you confused little jackass
Nicole

Espoo, Finland

#13 Oct 9, 2009
f1premier wrote:
Congrats! you are the one that came closest to revealing a most interesting scenario.
It is indeed a shame Scummy Schumie had not made a return with his long neck ..problem.
Many would have enjoyed watching him finish at the bottom of the timesheets in that red car.
As Mastercard often says,Priceless!
That will remain as a mystery, premier! How would Schumi had done in reality?

Experts said all the time that he cannot drive the other car because he is going to be over a second behind Kimi since he hasn't been in a F1-car for a long time and he can't afford to trash his reputation. We will never know the answer...

“Just love F1”

Since: Oct 07

Benavidez, Tigre

#14 Oct 10, 2009
f1premier wrote:
<quoted text>
Sympathies,Nice to see you recovering from kimmi being sacked.
One can trace the long hard road you travelled on Topix.
From the times you beleived Luca loves Kimmi.
To now hearing Luca say Kimmi does not Fit, Ferrari must acquit.
Whats taking so long for your boy to sign with Mclaren.
Its a no brainer, thought he wanted a drive that can win him
the world championship.
If he is still coming over, hope he has not gone from the Iceman to the Ice-cream man during his stay at Ferrari.
As Heikki has shown you have to be strong, and be ready to fight and take a beating Mclaren's ace Lewis is a Beast.
(Hope you saw with what violence he crashed the car at monza just cuz he could not do better than third.)
We can't afford to have world champions psychologically breaking down like that spanish bitch did in 2007.
Bring on the Sisu Raikkonnen.
Alonso didn't lost a 17pts lead !!!

Alonso didn't get stranded in the sand (not once)!

Alonso didn't push the wrong buttons!

Alonso didn't go for a ride on the grass in Brazil !!

Alonso didn't wear his tyres off !!

So ... who was the one breaking down psychologicaly ???

F1Premier .. if you once in a while write a serious or a true thing ... I might believe you know something about F1 !!!

“Just love F1”

Since: Oct 07

Benavidez, Tigre

#15 Oct 10, 2009
Noel_70 wrote:
Nicole..as like you said, it's just a swapped place. I do hope even in the process, this swapped thing would also happen, lol. Like Massa upset to feel Ferrari make Alonso as their number 1 driver...then Alonso at the next races feel that Ferraris are equaling their driver despite he's the 2 times WDC...and the hottest thing..well...you know it better than I do Nicole...fufufufufu
That's BS Noel ... the same s** they talked in 2007 ... Think and praise your driver ... but don't throw s*** at Alonso !!!.. and I'm sorry but I believe your dreams might not come true !!!!

“Just love F1”

Since: Oct 07

Benavidez, Tigre

#16 Oct 10, 2009
Nicole wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL
Next season will be interesting.
Massa and Hamilton are used to their cars but just look at Badoer and Fisichella... Badoer is Ferrari's test driver and still he didn't score points. Fisichella has struggled a lot with the car too.
Although Kimi was familiar with the McLaren, things have changed and it's not a certain thing how he would feel driving it after all these years.
All and all it will be really interesting ;)
Badoer and Fisichella didn't have the pre-seasson to test the car and Kimi did ... be fair !!!!!!!!!!

“Just love F1”

Since: Oct 07

Benavidez, Tigre

#17 Oct 10, 2009
.. and when you compared Kimi with Massa ... you say Ferrari favores Massa ... you never lose !!... you'll never accept Massa was doing better than Kimi and that's why they got rid of Kimi and not the injured Felipe !!!!
Nicole

Espoo, Finland

#18 Oct 10, 2009
Luis, Luca Badoer is Ferrari's test driver so he at least should be familiar with the Ferrari. Fisichella I can understand, the car was new to him.

But I'm tired of this 'Massa beat Kimi' so we can drop it, okay.

But to say that Kimi is so rubbish that even the injured Massa beats him is a bit much. Kimi's time was out and decided long before Massa's injury, otherwise they would have kept Kimi just in case Massa isn't yet ready to step into the car next season. That would have made sense.

In fact I was afraid they would do that when Massa got the injury because as I have said, my wish has for long been that Kimi would go to another team so that we wouldn't have to guess if there's something dodgy going on.

So hey, we both won, Alonso in Ferrari and Kimi out of Ferrari ;)

“Just love F1”

Since: Oct 07

Benavidez, Tigre

#19 Oct 10, 2009
Nicole wrote:
Luis, Luca Badoer is Ferrari's test driver so he at least should be familiar with the Ferrari. Fisichella I can understand, the car was new to him.
But I'm tired of this 'Massa beat Kimi' so we can drop it, okay.
But to say that Kimi is so rubbish that even the injured Massa beats him is a bit much. Kimi's time was out and decided long before Massa's injury, otherwise they would have kept Kimi just in case Massa isn't yet ready to step into the car next season. That would have made sense.
In fact I was afraid they would do that when Massa got the injury because as I have said, my wish has for long been that Kimi would go to another team so that we wouldn't have to guess if there's something dodgy going on.
So hey, we both won, Alonso in Ferrari and Kimi out of Ferrari ;)
You are tired of the "Massa beat Kimi" ... and how about Alonso figthing with Massa before it happens ??... it seems it almost a wish !!!.

Massa was ahead of Kimi in points this year until he got injured
.. and then when Ferrari took their decision their backed the "injured" Massa ... I never said (not imagine) that an injured Massa would beat Kimi .. that part was yours ... entirely yours !!!

Regarding Fisichella and Badoer ... it is the second time you compare them with Kimi in Topix. I just say it is not fair !!... Badoer, the test driver, never tested the car !!!... and also did Fisico !!!. I just ask you to be fair with them !!.. and if you wanted to compare Kimi ...then use Massa, who was ahead of Kimi in points until he got injured.

I don't dislike Kimi or Lewis ... I just don't like some fans' views !!.. and the constant bashing of Alonso !!

Finally ... I was not waiting for Alonso going to Ferrari as I'm not a Ferrari fan !!.. I'm a Mclaren (minus Ron Dennis) fan !!!. I still have my MP4-22 Alonso replica on my mantelpiece !!
Nicole

Espoo, Finland

#20 Oct 10, 2009
Luis we both seemed to miss both our points somewhere in the process - LOL

My intentional purpose was to say that it's not a done deal for anyone - not even Kimi - to jump into another car, using both Badoer and Fisichella as examples. Not comparing.

Kimi said himself that so much has changed that he doesn't know if he could drive the McLaren the way he used to since they are for example using different tyres now and things like that.

So it's useless and foolish to say right away that any new driver who swaps teams would just like that start driving another car.

It's scary but it's interesting also to see how next season, at least the first half of it, goes.

McLaren minus Ron Dennis -fan ;)

But you will get excited by the time the next season starts Luis, I didn't like Ferrari at all in the beginning but it was a new experience to see Kimi in the red car.

One thing is great - at least Kimi will get a different cap next year - I've had some troubles accepting his new one - LOL

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