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Kimi's poor form explained

2008-05-29 10:20
 A theory has been floated as to why world champion Kimi Raikkonen had such a poor Monaco Grand Prix last weekend.

After qualifying behind his teammate Felipe Massa for the fifth time so far in 2008, the former world championship leader made two driving errors and was not on the pace.

Keke Rosberg, the 1982 world champion who is now a broadcast commentator for German TV, speculates that his Finnish compatriot was distracted by his off-track activities at the Principality.

"His eternal back-and-forth between the ship and the hotel room seemed not to be without consequence," Rosberg, 59, suggested to the German magazine Sport Bild.

At Monaco last weekend, Raikkonen's managers David and Steve Robertson offered to customers a spot on a luxury boat, with the 5000 euro per-head fee guaranteeing several personal appearances by the famous Ferrari driver.

On the other side of town, however, was Raikkonen's hotel -'Columbus', which is owned by his former McLaren teammate David Coulthard.

<i>Sport Bild</i> claims that throughout the weekend, Raikkonen, 28, was "constantly" buzzing between the boat and his hotel on a scooter.

Reportedly, Raikkonen got over his Monaco disappointment by taking in the Kiss concert in Helsinki this week.


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