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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- In a rare outburst, Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen on Friday criticized the team for not paying his salary this season and threatened to skip the final two races of the season in protest. Vapormax 2019 Moon Particle .Speaking after the second practice session of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the former F1 champion said he had to be persuaded to race here and added that he is still upset about a tense exchange with a member of the technical staff at last weekends Indian GP."Sometimes it is not very nice when you hear that you are not really a team player, and you dont have the interests of the team (at heart) -- but you have been paid zero euro(s) the whole year," said Raikkonen, who is usually reluctant to speak to media.Raikkonen, who is joining Ferrari next season, added that he would consider skipping the United States GP and Brazilian GP if he does not receive his money."For sure. I enjoy racing, I enjoy driving, but a big part of it is business. Sometimes when that is not dealt with like it should we end up in an unfortunate situation," he said. "You have to put the line somewhere, and if it goes over that ... it is not really my fault."Raikkonens comments came just hours after Lotus chairman Gerard Lopez has played down the rift between Raikkonen and trackside operations director Alan Permane last Sunday. In blunt terms, Raikkonen was told over the race radio by Permane not to hold up teammate Romain Grosjean.Raikkonen skipped media duties on Thursday, which fueled speculation about growing unrest, and the 34-year-old Finnish driver confirmed that he came close not to racing in Abu Dhabi."I came here only because hopefully we found an understanding on the certain issues we have been having," Raikkonen said. "Hopefully it will be fixed and we can finish the season as well as we can."Although the argument with Permane was not the main factor in his decision to speak out, Raikkonen said it did upset him."It is a part of it. It is true those things should not happen but they have happened," Raikkonen said. "(But) that is not really the issue. It is all the other stuff."The 2007 champion is also annoyed that his loyalty to the team has been questioned despite him racing without pay."It doesnt put you in the best place," he said. "That is how it goes and hopefully, like I said, we found an understanding on both sides on how we should deal with the situation right now."Only hours earlier, Lopez insisted all was fine."Recently a lot was made about the comments between Alan Permane and Kimi during the course of a tense moment in a race, but this was just one exchange taking a matter of seconds in the course of a two-year relationship," Lopez said Friday. "It certainly wasnt the most beneficial few seconds, but you have to step back and accept that everyone is passionate about racing and sometimes these things do happen."Lopez did acknowledge, however, that the financial situation was poorly handled."For a long time we had the opportunity to keep him in our hands, but we werent able to operate to the timeframe -- or make the offer -- that Ferrari were able to do," Lopez said. "For me this brought sadness, as its like a prodigal son leaving us."Lopez also praised the influence that Raikkonen has had on Grosjean -- the Frenchman who has hit form late into the season with three consecutive third-place finishes."Had Romain been next to a more junior driver, or a less capable driver, we probably would still not know how good Romain is," Lopez said. "For Romain to be delivering the results he is doing so now, its really very much because he is driving next to probably one of the best Formula One drivers ever. Kimi has been a tremendous help."Lotus still has an outside shot at finishing second behind Red Bull in the constructors championship. Mercedes, with 313 points, and Ferrari, with 309, are in a stronger position while Lotus stands at 285."The only reason were fighting for second is because of all the points that Kimi has scored," Lopez said.Raikkonen is third overall behind Fernando Alonso and recently-crowned world champion Sebastian Vettel.         Vapormax Plus Captain America . The second-ranked Jayhawks will play the Miners of Texas-El Paso at Imperial Arena in the Bahamas.The game can be seen live on TSN2 starting at 7pm et/4pm pt. Vapormax Plus Outlet .K. Subban and Matt Duchene will be the two skaters sitting out the teams opening game.Sochi, Russia (SportsNetwork.com) - Sweden tied the match on a measurement in the 10th end, then earned two points in an extra end Friday to beat China 6-4 in the mens curling bronze medal match at the Sochi Olympics.It was the first Olympic medal for the mens team since a silver at the 1924 Chamonix Games.Chinas mens team remained without a medal in Olympic play. It missed winning bronze by mere millimeters on a close measurement in the 10th end -- its stone rested beside Swedens just outside the button.China had a stone removed in the ninth end beccause it wasnt released before the line. Vapormax 97 Silver Bullet Cheap. Sweden made it through the tournament with two losses -- to Denmark in round- robin play and to Great Britain in Wednesdays semifinals. It also needed an extra end to beat China 6-5 in round-robin play last Friday.The Swedish womens team has been wildly successful since the sport returned to the Olympics in 1998, winning two golds and four medals overall, including a silver in Sochi.China went 7-2 in round-robin play in Sochi, then lost 10-6 to Canada in the semifinals on Wednesday.        '''
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