Kubica: Kimi Would've Been An Asset

Kubica: Kimi Would've Been An Asset

There are 6 comments on the Planet-F1.com story from Oct 18, 2010, titled Kubica: Kimi Would've Been An Asset. In it, Planet-F1.com reports that:

Robert Kubica says he's a "bit disappointed" that Kimi Raikkonen won't be joining him at Renault, as it would've been really good to have a World Champ as a team-mate. Rumours of Raikkonen's possible move to Renault, which created headlines after the Finn's management admitted they had contacted Renault to enquire about their 2011 line-up, came to ...

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Lee-Anne

Cape Town, South Africa

#1 Oct 18, 2010
I think robert & kimi would have made a great team. I wonder what is plans are for next year, would have been great to have him back in f1.
F1 Funatic

Blacklick, OH

#2 Oct 18, 2010
Kimi an "asset"? Robert is 3/5ths right.

Since: Aug 08

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#3 Oct 30, 2010
Lee-Anne wrote:
I think robert & kimi would have made a great team. I wonder what is plans are for next year, would have been great to have him back in f1.
Kubica is talking on behalf of his employer, Renault. I'm sure he knew all along that Kimi wasn't even an option because Petrov brings in so much money and they need the money.

It's frustrating to wait for his plans. There was an article in the Finnish news a couple of days ago which was based upon an interview with Kimi's manager Steve Robertson. Yet they managed to make it look like Kimi is for sure staying in rally although Robertson didn't say anything out straight, he only played around with words.

And of course the news spread all over the world after that :(

I think he is going back to F1, to Red Bull. Red Bull offered him a deal in F1 for this season according to Helmut Marko from Red Bull but Kimi was very clear about wanting to go rallying instead. It means that Webber's contract isn't engraved in stone.

And I heard and saw when Marko was interviewed by the Finnish media so it's true that he was first offered Mark's seat this season. Yet Red Bull went to lenghts to arrange a seat in WRC for Kimi, they must have bigger plans for him and maybe even next year.

Imagine Kimi and Seb, they are good friends and love to joke. They would liven up the paddock in a flash ;)

Since: Aug 08

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#4 Oct 30, 2010
F1 Funatic wrote:
Kimi an "asset"? Robert is 3/5ths right.
Sadly Kimi can't bring the 6ths since he isn't the kind of guy who is perfectly happy to use stolen information from another top team - and bring in the missing tenths....

How many tenths did Alonso bring to Ferrari from Renault? Oops, the car went backwards this season while Kubica again managed to bring the extra tenths to Renault that Alonso for some mysterious reason couldn't???
F1 Funatic

Blacklick, OH

#5 Oct 30, 2010
Someone needs to look at the points standings. Alonso is first, Kubica is 7th. Even taking away the 25 "team orders" points of Germany Alonso is still ahead of Kubica.

Who cares about tenths? Consider driver wins and podiums! 5 wins with 9 podiums versus 3 podiums. Compare team results! 5 wins with 14 podiums versus 3 podiums.

The "stolen information" argument is bogus because of the changes brought to F1 in 2010. Technical data from 2009 meant little. Alonso brought nothing from Renault to Ferrari except experience and ability.
hamy luvs hairy bums

Chester, UK

#6 Feb 7, 2011
Icegirl wrote:
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Kubica is talking on behalf of his employer, Renault. I'm sure he knew all along that Kimi wasn't even an option because Petrov brings in so much money and they need the money.
It's frustrating to wait for his plans. There was an article in the Finnish news a couple of days ago which was based upon an interview with Kimi's manager Steve Robertson. Yet they managed to make it look like Kimi is for sure staying in rally although Robertson didn't say anything out straight, he only played around with words.
And of course the news spread all over the world after that :(
I think he is going back to F1, to Red Bull. Red Bull offered him a deal in F1 for this season according to Helmut Marko from Red Bull but Kimi was very clear about wanting to go rallying instead. It means that Webber's contract isn't engraved in stone.
And I heard and saw when Marko was interviewed by the Finnish media so it's true that he was first offered Mark's seat this season. Yet Red Bull went to lenghts to arrange a seat in WRC for Kimi, they must have bigger plans for him and maybe even next year.
Imagine Kimi and Seb, they are good friends and love to joke. They would liven up the paddock in a flash ;)
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