F1 » Ferrari plays down Raikkonen rumour

Ferrari insists that it is not giving any thought to its 2014 driver line-up, despite reports claiming that Kimi Raikkonen has already decided on a return to Maranello.

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August 15, 2013 1:19 PM

It always make me warm inside when i remember that Kimi is the last Champion from Ferrari camp and they bought hes contract out. I dont think i could stop smiling if Kimi would go Ferrari 2014 and thake the championship.

Truth to be told, I dont think Kimi would ever want to go Ferrari anymore. Putting all the bad history aside, they could not offer him the cind of freedom he gets from Lotus, or even RedBull I would assume.

I think Ferrari is going to be right up there next season if they get that wind tunnel sorted out and there is not big differce between turbo engined by different manufacturesrs.


August 15, 2013 1:49 PM


"Ferrari insists that it is not giving any thought to its 2014 driver line-up,........."

So, that means Massa's place is assured then. He can rest easy, but it may cost them big time.


August 15, 2013 3:57 PM

I think staying at lotus is a good bet. They could be strong next year with a more conservative style of racing expected, besides he is comfortably team leader at lotus and is leading them well. Plus, surely alonso wouldn't want to be partnered with kimi...too risky, although it'd be great to see from a fans view, as it may trigger all sorts of driver lineups changing.


August 15, 2013 5:57 PM

It is difficult to know what to believe. Less than two weeks ago Ferrari clearly stated that Massa's performance was under scrutiny and that he had to improve to secure his position. Now they state that they are not giving any thought to their lineup. Which is it? I do not know whether Kimi is going to Ferrari, Red Bull, or staying with Lotus. But both Red Bull and Ferrari are clearly contemplating their options or they would not have let this drag on through the summer break. Think bout it. If Red Bull had decided against Kimi they could have said so by now and had their lineup established. Same for Ferrari. Both are deferring communicating a decision because neither lineup is settled, i think.


August 15, 2013 6:28 PM

Truth is next year is a total crap shoot. With the new engines there is no way to predict which team will have engines that can win and which ones will be stuck with moped motors.

But if you were going to assume that Ferrari was going to have the best motor you would still want Red Bull as then you would not only get the best engine but the best car designer.

If you think Ferrari will not have the best engine then you have to look at the best designers of the other engine manufacturers... For Renault you stay with Lotus... If Merc is your favorite then you would want to be beside Hamilton... But no reason to want to be in a red car unless you just wanted to say you drove for the once mighty Ferrari.

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