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    #F1 News: Radio impatience helped Raikkonen 'brand' - Wurz

    Nov.15 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen may have been tired of his engineer's radio messages, but he was also looking after his "brand" en route to Abu Dhabi victory.

    That is the view of former F1 driver Alex Wurz, referring to Finn Raikkonen's series of pit-to-car radio exchanges that culminated in the now-famous refrain 'Leave me alone - I know what I'm doing' as he added a win to his 2012 F1 comeback.

    2007 world champion Raikkonen is 'the iceman' -- a laid-back, cigarette and alcohol-loving racer who in Monaco paid tribute to his hero by wearing James Hunt's helmet colours.

    When asked about Raikkonen's radio impatience in Abu Dhabi, Austrian Wurz said: "Well, Kimi is the way he is.

    "But he's also a clever guy who understands what his 'brand Kimi Raikkonen' needs.

    "Kimi knows very well the importance of his engineers -- after all, he took his McLaren engineer, Mark Slade, with him to Lotus," Wurz told

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