Tag: Kimi Raikkonen

Monaco GP controversy: Deciphering the Kimi Raikkonen fan club
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Monaco GP controversy: Deciphering the Kimi Raikkonen fan club

The podium ceremony at the Monaco Grand Prix was painful to watch. Apart from the thorough mis-management from the organizing team at the track, I was amused to see the win of Sebastian Vettel from P2 marred with controversy when ideally you would expect Tifosi from around the world celebrating Ferrari’s first Monaco GP win since...

Why Ferrari could win the world championship in 2017
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Why Ferrari could win the world championship in 2017

You know F1 is ready for a major shake up when fans are genuinely happy about the new regulations and cars. F1 2017 has ticked most of the boxes – better noise, faster and wider cars, better video content on social media and of course, an element of nail-biting rivalry between the teams. And time...

F1 2017 Testing – Barcelona Test 2 Day 4
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F1 2017 Testing – Barcelona Test 2 Day 4

Today marked the last outing for the 2017 cars and drivers before landing in Melbourne in 2 weeks’ time. Naturally, data gathering is important at this stage for teams like McLaren-Honda, who have had the worst start to their season. McLaren drivers put together 4 days of running couldn’t make up to Sebastian Vettel’s 2...

F1 2017 Testing – Barcelona Day 4
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F1 2017 Testing – Barcelona Day 4

While Barcelona decided to start the day on a bright note with seemingly warmer temperatures, F1 scheduled the day for wet weather testing on artificially soaked track to try the wet weather tires manufactured by Pirelli for 2017. The day was planned in such a way that once watered in the morning, the track would gradually dry out...

F1 2017 testing: Barcelona Day 2
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F1 2017 testing: Barcelona Day 2

F1 is all set to resume in Australia this March with a plethora of technical changes that have resulted in bigger, wider and louder cars! For the first time in Formula One history, FIA’s technical regulations have focused on making the cars faster in 2017. And from the first impression of cars hitting the track...

After race thoughts from Italian Grand Prix
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After race thoughts from Italian Grand Prix

Having witnessed the glory and the unanimous fanatics of the sport, Monza remains to be one of the special grand prix in the F1 season. The grand prix mainly emphasized the nation’s view over the particular motorsport event as one of their most prestigious and privileged event to have held up in their homeland. It...

Ferrari’s circus: The driver lineup conundrum
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Ferrari’s circus: The driver lineup conundrum

It was late in the year 2014. The F1 season had nearly finished and all the F1 fans were inevitably preparing for their 3-month hibernation until the 2015 season started, soon. Of course, there would be pre-season testing in between, but it’s not like it’s broadcasted on TV. I, for one, was expecting it to...

The curious case of Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari
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The curious case of Kimi Raikkonen and Ferrari

Some say Formula 1 had peaked in the 1980’s and ever since the sport has seen nothing but a decent in its graph leading to a straight-line hit below on the x-axis today. Racers of the yesteryear are unable to keep up with the way things are run; slowly letting that passion fade. And the...