'Ferrari Keen To Offer Kimi A 12.5m Pay-Off In Favour Of Alonso'

Aug 16, 2009 Full story: Planet-F1.com 67

Ferrari are reportedly set to dump Kimi Raikkonen at the end of this season, offering the Finn a massive pay-off to step aside for Fernando Alonso.

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“Just love F1”

Since: Oct 07

Benavidez, Tigre

#61 Oct 31, 2009
Gazzuk wrote:
<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.
Kimi went to Ferrari in HIS right time ... he was going no where with McLaren ... and Ferrari (and Lewis) gave him a championship !!

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)
kimi 07

Douglas, Jersey

#62 Nov 2, 2009
kimi leaving ferrari a year before his contract ran out is disrespectful on ferrari s behalf. a. He had the almighty job of filling the void left by michael sch but still managed to win the drivers title in his first atempt for ferrari and regain the title which renault took from them,something michael could not do. b. help ferrari wimn the constructers in o8 and back massa when his season went away and c.this year in a car they stopped develaping mid season get five consecutive podiums and a win. All in all did everything he could in the cars he had available to him well done kimi you couldnt of done any more. What has this got to do with fat fernando well just wait and see next year when he has to play number 2 to felipe alonso is a whinge bag. I mean did ferrari not see what he was like in 2007 and that was with a rookie. Well they have done it now anyway so good luck to them and watch out for kimi and mclaren next year

Since: Sep 09

salatiga-central java

#63 Nov 2, 2009
kimi 07 wrote:
kimi leaving ferrari a year before his contract ran out is disrespectful on ferrari s behalf. a. He had the almighty job of filling the void left by michael sch but still managed to win the drivers title in his first atempt for ferrari and regain the title which renault took from them,something michael could not do. b. help ferrari wimn the constructers in o8 and back massa when his season went away and c.this year in a car they stopped develaping mid season get five consecutive podiums and a win. All in all did everything he could in the cars he had available to him well done kimi you couldnt of done any more. What has this got to do with fat fernando well just wait and see next year when he has to play number 2 to felipe alonso is a whinge bag. I mean did ferrari not see what he was like in 2007 and that was with a rookie. Well they have done it now anyway so good luck to them and watch out for kimi and mclaren next year
Yawn......
barry peers

Melton Mowbray, UK

#64 Nov 2, 2009
kimi 07 wrote:
kimi leaving ferrari a year before his contract ran out is disrespectful on ferrari s behalf. a. He had the almighty job of filling the void left by michael sch but still managed to win the drivers title in his first atempt for ferrari and regain the title which renault took from them,something michael could not do. b. help ferrari wimn the constructers in o8 and back massa when his season went away and c.this year in a car they stopped develaping mid season get five consecutive podiums and a win. All in all did everything he could in the cars he had available to him well done kimi you couldnt of done any more. What has this got to do with fat fernando well just wait and see next year when he has to play number 2 to felipe alonso is a whinge bag. I mean did ferrari not see what he was like in 2007 and that was with a rookie. Well they have done it now anyway so good luck to them and watch out for kimi and mclaren next year
the 07 car was moulded by micheal the great team playerafter so many years at ferrari u cant expect the car to b moulded around any body else with the car all ready running from micheals input kimi jumped into a winning car thats what won the 07 if kimi had shown micheal more respect instead of slagging him off on micheals last race and took the time to think who the 07 car was built around he wudnt of isolated himself he upset alot of the ferrari team say what micheals achieved means shit to me what kinda comments that hes just gave him a winning car for god sake but when it cums to the crunch he cudnt comunicate with the techys 08 the car was built to kimi what happened hes ok drivin a car set up by micheal but cant think for himself hence he got the sak so dont be bitter

“F1”

Since: Jul 08

Miami, FL

#65 Nov 2, 2009
kimi 07 wrote:
kimi leaving ferrari a year before his contract ran out is disrespectful on ferrari s behalf.
its f1 people get canned and switch teams all the time even with contracts signed, inked in blood and solid as gold.. why is this any different?
barry peers

Melton Mowbray, UK

#66 Nov 2, 2009
i rekon the new lotus team will throu up a big surprize with fernandes and gascoyne they should have a healthy start there must b a reasonable no 1 going there any rumours

“Just love F1”

Since: Oct 07

Benavidez, Tigre

#67 Nov 2, 2009
kimi 07 wrote:
kimi leaving ferrari a year before his contract ran out is disrespectful on ferrari s behalf. a. He had the almighty job of filling the void left by michael sch but still managed to win the drivers title in his first atempt for ferrari and regain the title which renault took from them,something michael could not do. b. help ferrari wimn the constructers in o8 and back massa when his season went away and c.this year in a car they stopped develaping mid season get five consecutive podiums and a win. All in all did everything he could in the cars he had available to him well done kimi you couldnt of done any more. What has this got to do with fat fernando well just wait and see next year when he has to play number 2 to felipe alonso is a whinge bag. I mean did ferrari not see what he was like in 2007 and that was with a rookie. Well they have done it now anyway so good luck to them and watch out for kimi and mclaren next year
Stop it with your bad omens towards Alonso !!!!... when your predictions don't come true .. please .. come back and apologize !!!.. by now ... suck it up .. Kimi was fired .. period !!

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