Toyota await Raikkonen decision

Toyota await Raikkonen decision

There are 13 comments on the BBC News story from Oct 20, 2009, titled Toyota await Raikkonen decision. In it, BBC News reports that:

Toyota say they have offered a contract to Kimi Raikkonen to drive for them next season.

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Bo Smith

Vancouver, Canada

#1 Oct 20, 2009
As I mentioned here a few weeks ago but got poohed-poohed on. Icegirl and 'Paddock' must be panicking!! No Mclaren for - you two.

Wonder if Icegirl's new 'Kimi cake' recipe will soon be made of 'rice & sushi'? Mmmmm...

Tojo are certainly turning up the heat.

“F1”

Since: Jul 08

Miami, FL

#2 Oct 21, 2009
latest news is toyota doesnt want to pay him what hes asking for. lets see what happens.

“Lawrence”

Since: May 09

Flushing N,Y,

#3 Oct 21, 2009
Alonso420 wrote:
latest news is toyota doesnt want to pay him what hes asking for. lets see what happens.
Hey Smokey....Mclaren wants him, but not at the price that he maybe asking.....too high.....I think that you know how that goes...!!!
Bo Smith

Vancouver, Canada

#5 Oct 21, 2009
hmltn-1 wrote:
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Hey Smokey....Mclaren wants him, but not at the price that he maybe asking.....too high.....I think that you know how that goes...!!!
Kimi is a number 1 driver!!!! Why should he make less $$$ than Hamilton. Kimi beat him for the WDC fair & Square.

Just because he gets a big payday from Ferrari not to drive in 2010 doesn't mean he should get less McLaren or Tojo.

“Lawrence”

Since: May 09

Flushing N,Y,

#6 Oct 21, 2009
Bo Smith wrote:
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Kimi is a number 1 driver!!!! Why should he make less $$$ than Hamilton. Kimi beat him for the WDC fair & Square.
Just because he gets a big payday from Ferrari not to drive in 2010 doesn't mean he should get less McLaren or Tojo.
The world is in a different economic situation today than it was 2 or 3 years ago. Kimi made I believe between $40 to $50 million dollars a year at Ferrari, and in today's world there isn't any driver who would be paid that amount of money. I think Hamilton makes about $20 million dollars a year, a sum which Kimi cannot expect to receive more than Lewis.
Bo Smith

Vancouver, Canada

#7 Oct 21, 2009
hmltn-1 wrote:
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The world is in a different economic situation today than it was 2 or 3 years ago. Kimi made I believe between $40 to $50 million dollars a year at Ferrari, and in today's world there isn't any driver who would be paid that amount of money. I think Hamilton makes about $20 million dollars a year, a sum which Kimi cannot expect to receive more than Lewis.
I agree with your comments¡¡ Like I said - pay Kimi the same as Lewis - End of end of deal. If Kimi says no... bye bye Kimi->try 'Rally' if you want more.

“Lawrence”

Since: May 09

Flushing N,Y,

#8 Oct 21, 2009
Bo Smith wrote:
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I agree with your comments¡¡ Like I said - pay Kimi the same as Lewis - End of end of deal. If Kimi says no... bye bye Kimi->try 'Rally' if you want more.
If Jarno Trulli decided now to leave F1, in my view it wouldn't be a great loss, but in Raikkonen's case that is another story.
barry peers

Bodmin, UK

#9 Oct 21, 2009
kims not worth 24 million pounds last year compared to button 4million who doers he think he is to get paid this much schumacher oh but he won ferrari have been very foolish trulli will retire he can only do ten laps on low fuel and hes tired

“F1”

Since: Jul 08

Miami, FL

#10 Oct 22, 2009
hmltn-1 wrote:
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Hey Smokey....Mclaren wants him, but not at the price that he maybe asking.....too high.....I think that you know how that goes...!!!
lol cmon man..

“F1”

Since: Jul 08

Miami, FL

#11 Oct 23, 2009
hmltn-1 wrote:
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If Jarno Trulli decided now to leave F1, in my view it wouldn't be a great loss, but in Raikkonen's case that is another story.
i dont think trulli is leaving.. hes a pretty good driver. Im sure alot of teams are in talks maybe even lotus

“Lawrence”

Since: May 09

Flushing N,Y,

#12 Oct 23, 2009
Alonso420 wrote:
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i dont think trulli is leaving.. hes a pretty good driver. Im sure alot of teams are in talks maybe even lotus
Trulli maybe approached by new teams breaking into F1, because of the need of a seasoned driver. Trulli is also an adequate driver and whose history is more noted as being a moving chicane, and he doesn't have and never had the racers spirit of a Kimi Raikkonen...!!!

“Just love F1”

Since: Oct 07

Benavidez, Tigre

#13 Oct 23, 2009
... he had ... a bigger one ?

“Just love F1”

Since: Oct 07

Benavidez, Tigre

#14 Oct 23, 2009
Alonso420 wrote:
latest news is toyota doesnt want to pay him what hes asking for. lets see what happens.
Kimi doesn't want to drive in F1 anymore ... asking too much money is just an excuse !!.. and his way out ...

my opinion !

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