No favours for Raikkonen from Minardi

In the wake of the most recent episode of his ongoing argument with McLaren's Ron Dennis, Paul Stoddart is not about to do Kimi Raikkonen any favours in today's Canadian Grand Prix. The McLaren driver will start from the back of the grid due to an...

In the wake of the most recent episode of his ongoing argument with McLaren's Ron Dennis, Paul Stoddart is not about to do Kimi Raikkonen any favours in today's Canadian Grand Prix. The McLaren driver will start from the back of the grid due to an error in yesterday's qualifying and the Minardis will not be making life easy for him.

"In Barcelona Ron (Dennis) came down the grid on Sunday and asked me if I would let Kimi through because he was much faster -- I said yes," said Stoddart, referring to the Spanish GP where Raikkonen was also at the back.

"I don't think there will be a similar conversation taking place here. We're out to race that McLaren and if he gets past that's fine -- but I'm racing that car."

It seems more than likely that Raikkonen will be able to get past the Minardis without any help but it would be a terrible shame if the Finn is compromised by an argument that has nothing to do with him.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Paul Stoddart
Teams McLaren , Minardi