F1 » Raikkonen sets tongues wagging with F1 visit

Could Kimi Raikkonen be considering an F1 return with one of the sport's less successful teams of recent times?

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Marybeth - Unregistered

September 21, 2011 1:06 AM

Taipan, Kimi was running as the 2nd driver to Massa in 2008, at Schumacher's suggestion as thier multi million dollar counsultant. I wonder why MS would do that to Kimi. Once FM was no longer racing, Kimi became 1st driver again. He gave them their only win of the year, & in the F-60 no less.
I read a piece where Button might go to Ferrari. That would leave a seat at McLaren for Kimi, & Whitmarsh's job would not depend on LH's latest antics because Kimi would keep the performance on a more even keel.


September 22, 2011 10:33 PM
Last Edited 1681 days ago

The BBC are just now running the story,
"Kimi Raikkonen chases F1 return with Williams in 2012".

BBC Sport understands that Raikkonen is serious about returning to F1, and keen to join the Williams team after failing to match the pace of front runners in WRC. Williams are weighing up the idea. With him as part of the team, extra sponsors would be attracted to Williams. So it could be very lucrative for them. The only possible obstacle would be the pay he would accept.

So it looks like I was wrong, you Iceman supporters may well see your dreams come true.

Marybeth - Unregistered

September 23, 2011 12:29 AM

Maybe Williams is not the only company he has visited...? I believe that he wanted to try WRC & Nascar & he has. I think that he would come back to F1 more focused & committed than ever.


September 23, 2011 2:23 AM

Formula 1 team boss Sir
Frank Williams has revealed
his disappointment with Kimi
Raikkonen's failure to fulfil
his potential since bursting
on to the grand prix scene
in 2001.
Williams said in Japan that
he believed Raikkonen was
not taking the sport
“seriously enough” and that
he was capable of achieving
more with the right
“When he came in to
Formula 1 I thought “oh no,
how did we miss him?'”
Williams recalled.
“His performances were
absolutely stunning.
“I am disappointed that he is
not taking F1 seriously
When asked how he
thought Raikkonen would
perform at Ferrari when the
Finn replaces the retiring
Michael Schumacher next
year, Williams said:
“Michael Schumacher's
approach is different to
Kimi's, he is much more
“I don't know maybe Jean
Todt can sort him (Kimi)
Remarking on Kimi's well-
documented off-track antics,
Williams added, “I won't call
it bad behaviour, good luck
to him in fact.”
But when asked what
Raikkonen needed to put
him on th


September 23, 2011 2:34 AM

(cont) . . .
Williams, whose team has always been famous for its tough approach to driver management, prescribed the Finn “a good talking to, maybe more.” Having criticised Kimi's approach however, Williams added that as a life-long racing fan, he would love to see what the Finn could do at the peak of his form. “I hope he does turn it around and does a brilliant job,” he declared.
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