Kimi went to Ferrari in HIS right time ... he was going no where with McLaren ... and Ferrari (and Lewis) gave him a championship !!<quoted text>Lawrence, I think Kimi was in the Ferrari at the wrong time (Not counting his WDC)too may rule changes and Ferrari got caught out and Kimi went from a great car, to big problems, and Kimi took the stick for their mistakes.Unluckly in my eyes,but if he go's to McLaren next season Lewis and Kimi will feed on each other and will be very hard to beat. With no RD and all fair, it will be a good fight.
I can't blame Kimi for salary he knows what they are making out of him and tv rights etc. That go's for all drivers in F1, if you think what it has cost him and family to get him there in the first place. There are a small group of great drivers in F1 and we need them all or standards drop in the fight for WDC, the winner of the title is only as good as the drivers competing.
In 2008 he also had a chance .. I don't believe Ferrari favoured Felipe .. he just made fewer mistakes and got himself fighting for the WC ... but that time Lewis didn't throw it away (almost but didn't).
This year they really didn't have the car. So, Ferrari had just 1 bad season with a bad car in Kimi's time with the Scuderia !!
Now, Ferrari's expectations for the future requires drivers aligned with their vision ... and they simple get the line up they think would work!
No big drama !
..and personally .. I think that Kimi's wage pursuit is a clear indication that he doesn't want to drive in F1 ... he will do it for the money !!!... he could get a seat tomorrow for less money in a championship winning car (McLaren, Brawn, Toyota, RedBull)