No strike over tyres for me, says Kimi Raikkonen

His reference to 2005 was to the United States Grand Prix that year in Indianapolis where the seven teams running on Michelin tyres withdrew on safety grounds. Three other teams, using Bridgestone tyres, took part to give a huge crowd the spectacle of a six-car Grand Prix.

updated: July 05, 2013 21:43 IST
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Nurburgring, Germany: Always a maverick, Kimi Raikkonen lived up to expectations on Friday when he said he had no intention of withdrawing from this weekend's German Grand Prix even if his fellow-drivers did in reaction to a repeat of the tyre blowouts seen at last weekend's British Grand Prix.

The taciturn Finn, known as 'the ice man', said he will take race for Lotus in Sunday's race whatever happens.

"I haven't seen it, I heard," he said, when asked for his reaction to the overnight statement made by the Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA), in which they threatened to pull out if they felt the tyres were unsafe to use. "I am sure it is not going to happen anyhow.

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