F1 » Raikkonen rules out Mercedes, confirms F1 sabbatical


2007 F1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen has confirmed that he is not in talks with Mercedes Grand Prix and will not be on the grand prix grid in 2010 - and whilst he is open to returning, he acknowledges that he may have reached the end of the road

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DJ - Unregistered

November 19, 2009 1:51 PM

So where's he going to in 2011 Ferarri don't want him, Mclaren signed up till 2015, He dosn't seem to rate Brawn/Merc chances. Red Bull perhaps or wait and see if one of the newbies does well?

mebud - Unregistered

November 19, 2009 1:54 PM

Let hope he wont be asking for mega bucks to do some rallying otherwise there will be no drives for him as F1 have shown him, maybe he will learned from that! lol

Enjoy your rally cars Kimi :D

yabby - Unregistered

November 19, 2009 1:57 PM

Kimi will only come back to F1 for the money not making the numbers or racing, he shown us that he is a greedy sod!

Goodbye Kimi, a few races and you will be forgotten. :)

whiserpingwind - Unregistered

November 19, 2009 2:02 PM

the best thing to do.

got the wdc, got the cash ... bow out, maybe not in style but definitely with respect( what with upto 5 teams expressing interest with money being the only spoiler ). now i am already a fan of rallying !!!

some stars never know when to quit... , others are greedy suckers and never quit(atleast in their mind)... kimi atleast is very forthcoming in accepting he needs both money and competitive car(not necessarily in that order) and he wouldnt mind quitting than stone-pelting aimlessly.

in short, a wise decision !!!

neo - Unregistered

November 19, 2009 2:24 PM

i hope now alonso sleeps in peace now, he forced kimi out of ferrari using santander.

that little weed is always highly annoying.

kimi will be missed.

Mike - Unregistered

November 19, 2009 2:28 PM

Kimi is a great natural talent and it is sad to see him go. He done a great job in a dog of a Ferrari this year and deserves the big bucks. Maybe he won't win any "Mr personality" competitions but who cares, put him in a race car and he shines !!!

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