Criticised Kimi buys $3.4m yacht

Mon, 21 May 2007, 12:13

The chairman of the influential team fan club ‘Gubbion Ferrari’ has added to growing criticism of Kimi Raikkonen’s disappointing form so far in 2007.

“We have not yet seen the achievements from him that we were promised,” Claudio Paciotti is quoted as saying by the Italian magazine Autosprint.

He wondered of the Finn: “Did he leave his ability behind at McLaren-Mercedes?”

Triple world champion Sir Jackie Stewart had led the Raikkonen criticism, questioning the 27-year-old’s focus after he left the Spanish grand prix mid-race to catch the end of a hockey game.

“It has nothing to do with me,” Kimi retorted. “What should I say?”

The Cologne newspaper Express, meanwhile, reports that Raikkonen has shelled out $3.4 million ahead of the Monaco GP on a new 22 metre luxury yacht.

It is being transferred from the port at Helsinki to Monte Carlo for this weekend’s race.

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