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The prancing donkey re-signs the quiet man

Postby Murray Walker » Wed 19 Aug, 2015 9:22 pm

http://www.planetf1.com/driver/3213/71765/Dream-goes-on-as-Ferrari-retain-Kimi

One of the longest contract sagas in Formula 1 is finally over with Ferrari confirming that Kimi Raikkonen will remain with the team next year.

The 2007 World Champion re-joined Ferrari ahead of the 2014 campaign on the back of some impressive performances for Lotus, but he was overshadowed by then team-mate Fernando Alonso while he has also played second fiddle to Sebastian Vettel this year.

It led to speculation that Ferrari would not renew his contract at the end of this campaign with the likes of Valtteri Bottas from Williams, Force India's Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo from Red Bull all mentioned as possible replacements.

However, the Italian marque confirmed on Wednesday that the 35-year-old veteran will be part of their line-up for 2016....
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Re: The prancing donkey re-signs the quiet man

Postby KG » Wed 19 Aug, 2015 9:49 pm

its fair to say I'm utterly surprised and slightly deep down pleased
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Re: The prancing donkey re-signs the quiet man

Postby Murray Walker » Wed 19 Aug, 2015 10:58 pm

What is worrying actually is that he is younger than I am and many consider him too old :shake:

Anyway, I'm sure the ice cream parlour in Maranello will be delighted.
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Postby Monza-Misfit » Thu 20 Aug, 2015 9:11 pm

its fair to say I'm utterly surprised and slightly deep down depressed
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Re: The prancing donkey re-signs the quiet man

Postby vikki » Thu 20 Aug, 2015 10:28 pm

interesting statistic - ferrari have employed just 6 drivers in the last 15 years. :shock:

so at least they have stopped firing the driver when things don't work. :P

not that surprising in that danielo, bottas and possibly max may all be available for free for 2017.

no doubt frank was looking for a ridiculous sum for a driver who is sometimes quicker than felipe. :lol)
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Re: The prancing donkey re-signs the quiet man

Postby AlesiFan » Mon 24 Aug, 2015 12:25 pm

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Re: The prancing donkey re-signs the quiet man

Postby Murray Walker » Mon 24 Aug, 2015 3:03 pm

vikki wrote:interesting statistic - ferrari have employed just 6 drivers in the last 15 years. :shock:

so at least they have stopped firing the driver when things don't work. :P


They learned in the 1990s the value of having top flight racing drivers like that, bloke, what was his name, oh yes Eddie Irvine.
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Re: The prancing donkey re-signs the quiet man

Postby Ally McCoist » Sat 29 Aug, 2015 2:28 pm

To be fair Kimi hasn't had much luck this season.And he could wake up at some point.Possibly.
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