Kimi Raikkonen did not want to set a goal heroics in his first season after his comeback to Formula 1. 2007 world champion this board just want to get into the middle of the championship.
Two years after leaving Ferrari, Raikkonen will re-taste the pole position this year. He joined the Lotus F1 team.
Seeing the competition antarpembalap current, the Finnish rider tries realistic. He could not compete with the target’s top racers like Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso or Lewis Hamilton.
“I’m hoping to fight in the middle of the board,” said Raikkonen told the BBC.
“But this is not going to be a drama. This is no different from my last year at Ferrari,” he said.
Raikkonen added, he was dreaming can be world champion again. But, it’s not his main motivation back to the F1 track.
“Of course the championship is the goal. Good to try it, but I do not obsess about world champion again or not,” he said.
Kimi Raikkonen has just completed a two-day test at Valencia. Capitalized terms, he is now claiming a very positive menjalami first season after being suspended wheel at the end of the 2009 season.
2007 F1 world champion with Ferrari has now been decided to return from retirement and will be driving for Lotus in this 2012 season.
Old not in the cockpit ‘Jet Army’, Raikkonen was undergoing tests for two-day test at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo, on Monday (1/23/2012) and Tuesday (24 / 1) local time. By using the Renault R30 2010, the Finnish driver had 171 laps.
“Today’s test went well and generally test two days have been very helpful,” I Raikkonen in F1 Planet.
“I do not drive a F1 car for two years and also now with a new team, there are many things to get used to. I’m glad because I could quickly find the rhythm again,” he continued,
Two-year-old car he was driving was believed to be Raikkonen will not be a major obstacle in the future was behind the wheel of a car that will be used for next season.
“Even though I use a two-year-old car and Pirelli tires demonstration, I learned about working with the team and the technicians that means I can now focus on a new car when we went to Jerez for the first official test.”
“It is nice to drive a F1 car again and depart from it, I feel very positive,” said 32-year-old drivers.
Last season, Red Bull, Sebastian Vettel appeared dominant so easily won. In the next season, expect Vettel rivals can appear more okay to be more competitive races.
Vettel managed to lock the world title with Japan GP 2011 in the remaining four races remaining. Of the 19 series that are contested, this German driver managed to win 11 of them.
Even successful Vettel took pole position 15 times that made him a record surpassed most fastest qualifier held by Nigel Mansell in the 1992 season.
The presence of Red Bull designer Adrian Newey has the potential to continue the dominance of Vettel in the championship which will begin on March 18 in Australia.
Although it could potentially happen again but Ecclestone hope Mark Webber and Vettel other rivals can show off.
“I hope not,” said Ecclestone told Salzburger Nachrichten quoted Speedtv when asked about whether Vettel dominance will continue in the 2012 season.
“Of course, Red Bull is still going strong. I really wish there was resistance to the title race until the end of the competition winner. The television viewers are more concerned with the tensions in the race than the championship,” hope this 81-year-old man.
“I do not want Red Bull dominate in the same way but I am afraid it will happen. For that, I hope once to Mark Webber,” added Ecclestone.
“I also would not be surprised if Mercedes was able to win a single race. While the Ferrari, I can only hope they can improve performance significantly. Alonso is very talented and he deserves the perfect car,” he said.
Owner Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz, revealed that Sebastian Vettel had good preparation ahead of the passing of this year’s Formula 1 competition. Vettel was called in the best condition.
Thanks to its dominant appearance in the 2011 season, Vettel back to being the favorite for this season. With the support of a nice car owned by Red Bull, the German racer was the favorite to win third world title.
“Sebastian is better and stronger than ever,” Mateschitz said in Autosport.
“He’s been preparing for winter break, as he had never done before, and he certainly will not disappoint us,” he added.
“What does he need to get the third degree is a competitive car and on the aspects that we will be able to evaluate in the first test in Jerez (in early February),” said Mateschitz.
When asked which team who will be the main rival this year’s Red Bull, Mateschitz said so.
“McLaren, Ferrari, Mercedes. I think in this order,” he said.
Former Formula 1 world champion, Niki Lauda did not doubt the potential of which is still owned by Kimi Raikkonen. However, Kimi is believed to require a special car to be able to shine.
After being stopped, Kimi finally back racing pole position from 2012 to join Lotus Renault.
“That’s encouraging news that he had returned. He has a tremendous personal and will create interest and excitement with the media and fans,” said Lauda told Autosport.
During his career in F1, the owner of the nickname The Iceman never incised achievement by becoming the world champion with Ferrari in 2007 ago. Kimi assessed should get a really nice car to fulfill its potential.
“That’s a good move from Renault or Lotus as its name now. It depends on how well their cars, because Kimi will only shine with a special car,” concluded he.
For the competition this season, Lauda believes Sebastian Vettel will continue its dominance. “Sebastian has been getting a lot of confidence last year and did not make many mistakes,” added the man was British.
“He will be its standards again. Anyone who wants to beat Sebastian, must rely on a perfect car,” Lauda value
In the last two seasons Sebastian Vettel showed he is the best driver in F1 to win the world title. But according to Fernando Alonso, Vettel is still lost to Lewis Hamilton.
“Lewis is very fast, aggressive and really focus, he’s just interested in winning. Sebastian has not reached that level,” said Alonso as reported by AFP.
Alonso was not admitted two world championship titles belonged to Vettel, who for the year 2011 obtained with very convincing. But the Spaniard called it, in some respects superior to Hamilton Vettel.
“I know he is a man with two world championship titles, but somehow he’s still behind what is Lewis please register,” complete Alonso.
Caterham F1 team plans to move its headquarters to “motorsport valley” in England, near Oxford. The Malaysian team will wear a team that used two deceased: Arrows and Super Aguri.
The plan was announced via the official website Caterham, Wednesday (01/18/2012). They target the realization in around August.
Currently the team is in the last two seasons named Lotus Renault was still based in Norfolk. With his move to Leafield, Oxford, they will also have access closer to Silverstone.
“We intend F1 and GP2 teams to move us into a new place around August 2012. We have enough time to build the infrastructure needed to house all the important elements for both teams,” the statement Caterham owner, Tony Fernandes.
According to the conglomerate in the world of flight, their current headquarters will still be retained for matters related to technology and innovation.
Since exist in Formula 1, Heikki Kovalainen reinforced and Jarno Trulli, the team is not getting points in two seasons. This season Fernandes tried to get a different fortune by buying a car manufacturer Caterham, and make it a new name his team.
“It will be a new chapter in the development of both our motor racing team, as well as our company’s road car. This will give us the best opportunity to continue to improve, both on the track, and in the future on the streets with Caterham Cars,” said Malaysian businessmen who are also founder of Air Asia’s flight.