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Kimi to get the boot?

There are reports that Ferrari are trying to get rid of Kimi by the end of the season as he has failed to live up to expectations.

The suggestion is he'll go to Toyota to replace Ralph Schumacher.

Who'll replace Kimi though?
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I wondered how long it would be before ferrari saw through him....

I reckon Fernando is already lined up to make the move to the scuderia...

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Alonso? No he won't go yet....................

Massa to be lead driver so they need a younger No.2 driver....Who else does Todts son manage?
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

Apparently pitlane rumour has it that Alonso or Rosberg could be headed to the Scuderia.

Maybe Chrispy could shed some light (or fan the flames )
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

Bring Back Schumi!!!!







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Bring Back Schumi!!!!







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Kimi Raikkonen could depart Ferrari as soon as the end of this season, according to reports. Germany’s Auto-Bild-Motorsport said the beleaguered Maranello based team has already commenced its search for the Finn’s successor, after failing to live up to his reputation and newfound status as the highest earning F1 racer following his switch from McLaren for 2007.

Not only is the 27-year-old struggling to keep up with Felipe Massa in the other F2007, Ferrari bosses are apparently also concerned about Kimi’s lack of focus and rookie errors — such as failing to get his car quickly off the line. Part of the Auto-Bild-Motorsport rumour is that newly retired Michael Schumacher is the obvious choice to replace Raikkonen, but paddock rumblings have also hinted at McLaren’s disgruntled Fernando Alonso or Williams’ impressive Nico Rosberg to fill the seat. The speculation may also be related to new gossip this week that says Toyota could be eyeing Raikkonen as a replacement for Ralf Schumacher next year and beyond.

Ferrari is now coming under intense pressure from the notorious and influential Italian media, with La Gazzetta dello Sport headlining this week that the trip to North America was a “total failure” for the Prancing Horse. Regarding Raikkonen, meanwhile, the sports daily wrote: “Hopes that he is Michael Schumacher’s heir are gradually fading.
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Bring Back Schumi!!!!

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What he said. Why wait until the end of the season. Afterall, have have an uneven tattoo 'cause he retired too early
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

I thought Schumi was off driving some god ugly Fiat Van full of football players - how the mighty have fallen.

I could maybe free up some of my weekends towards the end of the Season, what's Ferrari's number?
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

Well, if Brawn does come back from his year sabbatical and MS decides on a comeback, the old team is pretty much back together....
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

I htink Alosno would be the obvious choice...
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I htink Alosno would be the obvious choice...

I'd be quite happy with that. He'd have a real urge to beat Lewis then

I really like Lewis though
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

Nah, they paid Kimi too much to boot him out.
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Not after Sunday's performance...
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

Hmmm! Not too sure about Kimis "performance". I think his strategy worked out better as he didn't have to fight his way through as much traffic.

We'll see how things work out over the next few races.
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I agree Big John
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Should be better for Ferrari without Stepney's alleged special powder in the fuel!
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

I'd like Hamilton to drive for Ferrari, then my loyalties wouldn't be split as they are now.
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

I've said this before, but he just doesn't fit in. However a great drive last weekend and Silverstone will favour Ferrari, mark my words.

It will be facinating to see McClaren's familiarity with the circuit up against Ferrari's mechanical superiority.
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

id give kimi another season, remember, the ferrari set up was all geared for ms, look at how alonso is struggling with maclaren.
gve kimi a chance to settle and then watch him shine.
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

I think both Kimi and Massa will face pressure next year unless they can convince Ferrari that they can deliver the world championship.

It may be high time for Ferrari to invest in a young driver (although they sort of did with Massa).
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

There is a long way to go. Anything can happen especially this season. Kimi is slowly improving and it's not very noticeable...but Massa was the one struggling at Magny-cours he was locking up consistently and couldn't shake Kimi....and of course he'll blame traffic for this.

But if it happens it will happen next year and ferrari probably have a buyout clause in the contract based on performance expectations. But unlike many others i have full confidence in Kimi. But he needs to continue to improve and commit to it. I know he is a better driver then Massa although Massa has improved as well. The in team battles are fantastic this year. I'm loving it. And on top of that we've got the espionage saga...it's just like a soap opera for man

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I'd like Hamilton to drive for Ferrari, then my loyalties wouldn't be split as they are now.

That would be cool, but I suspect RD has actually adopted him
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I think both Kimi and Massa will face pressure next year unless they can convince Ferrari that they can deliver the world championship.

It may be high time for Ferrari to invest in a young driver (although they sort of did with Massa).
I think Massa is doing a great job - don't the Tifosi think much of him then???
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

I think Massa's doing a great job too, if Lewis doesn't win the title I'll be happy enough for Felipe to have it
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Re: Kimi to get the boot?

Maybe Kimi just needs a bra

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