F1 » 'Disappointed' Raikkonen clarifies Renault rumours

The 'will he, won't he' Kimi Raikkonen/Renault saga has taken an entirely new - and ostensibly terminal - twist, with the 2007 F1 World Champion lambasting the team for 'using' his name for its own 'marketing' benefit

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Jim - Unregistered

October 06, 2010 10:18 AM

Heres my take on it.

Manager: I'm going to contact Renault and see about getting you back into F1.

Kimi: Sure ok.

Manager: Well it wont hurt to inquire right?

Kimi: Sure ok.

sas - Unregistered

October 06, 2010 10:27 AM

Only 18th victories...Come on return to F1! In WRC you are not part of the developing team of DS3. You need, maybe(maybe more), two years to learn the car and the stages of the rallies. OK, could be fun but you are not winning.


October 06, 2010 10:35 AM

jim. yeah, thats what i was saying all along. some people read far more into the story than there actually was. i would not be surprised if his manager also asked red bull, mclaren and even merc. its all mind games!

Darth Maximus - Unregistered

October 06, 2010 10:36 AM

Hats off to the Iceman. Not many people would have had the guts to be so frank, and not being bothered about shutting a possible door back into F1. It's clear, that Kimi is a man for himself and he would only be interested if the opportunity is truly right for him. Way to go!


October 06, 2010 11:05 AM

If I were Kimi's manager I will ask him this question in an exasperated tone, "What do want Kimi!" Lol Seriously I think Kimi is having second thoughts about returning to F1 if he finds rallying more to his taste.


October 06, 2010 11:08 AM

reading what kimi actually said,--“I have never seriously considered driving for Renault, and I can assure you 100 per cent that I will not be driving for them next year.”
it is interesting to note that his response was only with regard to RENAULT. i think that he is still leaving the door open, but i would imagine that red bull in 2012 COULD be a possibility, even though slim.

Iznogoud - Unregistered

October 06, 2010 11:15 AM

How long since last victory in F1? How long to wait for a decent result in WRC? Lets face it: he isn't hungry for results anymore, he's driving for fun only now.


October 06, 2010 11:18 AM

Perhaps richard but I have this feeling it may not be in his interests to drive for anyone unless his asking price is met. I mean he did try for a return with McLaren but they said no. Anyway let him figure it out. We can only speculate what may happen next.

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