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Kimi Raikkonen Does Not Get Paid?

Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen is threatening not to raise claiming his team owes him salary. This is probably a first ever strike for not getting paid.

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Kimi Raikkonen Does Not Get Paid?

The Formula One season has already been decided. Sebastian Vettel won his fourth championship in a row. Now other topics take over the high profile racing sport. Kimi Raikkonen threatens to not race because he says that his team owes him money. Kimi already did not show up on Thursday and just made it to the Abu Dhabi race track in time to stay qualified to race on Sunday.

According to the BBC, Raikkonen says that he did not see a single dime this year of his salary. Lotus has cashflow problems and Raikkonen is expensive. His salary is 8 million Euro plus 50,000 Euro bonus for each point. Raikkonen is already a multi-millionaire. He does not need the money, but I understand that he also does not want to work for free. Next year Kimi Raikkonen is back at Ferrari.

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Kimi: Light at the end of the tunnel

Source: PlanetF1

The first half of the 2014 season hasn't gone the way Kimi Raikkonen had hoped it would, but the Finn believes ...
Source: PlanetF1   Full article at: PlanetF1 2 days ago, 5:46am CDT
 


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Update: 10

'Light at the end of the tunnel' for Raikkonen

Source: F1-Live.com

Kimi Raikkonen is not getting carried away by his sixth position in Hungary but thinks the race is proof he is turning a corner after his difficult first ha ...
Source: F1-Live.com   Full article at: F1-Live.com 2 days ago, 4:44am CDT
 

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Update: 9

Mattiacci wary of celebrating Hungary result

Source: crash.net

Ferrari's Marco Mattiacci insists that there is still a lot of work to be done at Maranello despite both Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen scoring good F1 points ...
Source: crash.net   Full article at: crash.net 4 days ago, 5:53am CDT
 

Update: 7

Raikkonen: I deserved better this weekend

Source: F1-Live.com

Kimi Raikkonen says he cannot take a great deal of satisfaction from his best result of the season as he was left wondering what mig ...
Source: F1-Live.com   Full article at: F1-Live.com 5 days ago, 12:25pm CDT
 

Update: 6

Kimi pleased with positive signs

Source: PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen believes there were plenty of good signs for Ferrari in Hungary and hope they can take that into the second hal ...
Source: PlanetF1   Full article at: PlanetF1 5 days ago, 10:58am CDT
 

Update: 5

Raikkonen: I fully believe in Ferrari

Source: PlanetF1

Kimi Raikkonen insists he's not ready to throw in the towel at Ferrari despite a poo ...
Source: PlanetF1   Full article at: PlanetF1 5 days ago, 5:33am CDT
 

Update: 4

Motor Racing: Raikkonen blames Ferrari for qualifying blunder

Source: Channel News Asia

BUDAPEST: Kimi Raikkonen blamed an embarrassed Ferrari on Saturday (July 26) for a basic blunder in decision-making that resulted in him qualifying only 17th for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.The 2007 world champion missed the cut in Q1 when Ferrari decided to keep him in the pits in the closing stages - and his lap time was beaten by the one of their own prot g s, Frenchman Jules Bianchi of Marussia. Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen drives du ...
Source: Channel News Asia   Full article at: Channel News Asia 6 days ago, 2:59pm CDT
 

Update: 3

Raikkonen calls for Ferrari strategy changes

Source: This is F1

Kimi Raikkonen was the victim of a poor misjudgement by his team Ferrari. At the end of Qualifying Q1 Marussia’s Jules Bianchi put in a great lap-time to move down Kimi Raikkonen to 17th place. Ferrari had been trying to get the Finn through the Q2 without resorting to the soft Pirelli tyres but the. ...
Source: This is F1  Full article at: This is F1 6 days ago, 11:07am CDT
 

Update: 2

Ferrari gamble puts Raikkonen near back of grid

Source: Mail.com

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen has had little to celebrate in this Formula One season and an unsuccessful gamble in qualifying will likely extend his cheerless run. With the Finnish driver in 14th place near the end of the first part of qualifying, Ferrari decided to keep Raikkonen on ice, hoping to save some tire wear, and bettin ...
Source: Mail.com   Full article at: Mail.com 6 days ago, 10:30am CDT
 

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Raikkonen questioned Ferrari's failed Q1 strategy

Source: F1-Live.com

Kimi Raikkonen says he did not agree with Ferrari's decision to stay in the garage at the end of Q1 which eventually saw him get knocked out of the session by Marussia ...
Source: F1-Live.com   Full article at: F1-Live.com 6 days ago, 10:21am CDT
 

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