F1 »

Raikkonen will not rule out F1 return at some stage

Kimi Raikkonen could return to Formula 1 at some stage - but only if the deal was right.
Kimi Raikkonen's manager has said his driver will not completely rule out a return to Formula 1 at some stage, though his immediate commitment looks set to remain with rallying.

The 2007 F1 World Champion has just completed his first season in the World Rally Championship, Raikkonen enduring a baptism of fire at times but generally proving capable of scoring points.

Indeed, despite never publically acknowledging he wants to make an F1 comeback anytime soon, Raikkonen's name has been linked with several teams in recent months, most notably Renault.

However, while the Finn strongly denies he has even had contact with any teams, his manager Steve Robertson maintains it isn't something he is considering ruling out completely.

We have not talked with anyone in F1,” he told Finnish publication Turun Sanomat. “Kimi hasn't closed the door on it; you never say never in case the right offer comes along.”

Regarding his plans for 2011, Robertson is hoping to have something in place anytime soon, with rumours suggesting Raikkonen has had approaches from Ford and MINI, as well as current employers Citroen.

“Of course you always want to decide your next plans sooner rather than later, but sometimes it's just not possible. I hope we will know what direction we are going by the end of November.”



Tagged as: Kimi Raikkonen , Citroën

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN), Citroen C4 WRC, Citroen Junior Team
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Kaj Lindstrom (FIN), Citroen C4 WRC, Citroen Junior Team
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Kaj Lindstrom (FIN), Citroen C4 WRC, Citroen Junior Team
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Kaj Lindstrom (FIN), Citroen C4 WRC, Citroen Junior Team
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN), Citroen C4 WRC, Citroen Junior Team
27.07.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
27.07.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T leads Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber F1 Team C33
27.07.2014- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 leads Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
27.07.2014- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10 and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
27.07.2014- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 leads Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
27.07.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
27.07.2014- Race, Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10 and Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
27.07.2014- Race, Esteban Gutierrez (MEX), Sauber F1 Team C33 leads Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
27.07.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T leads Adrian Sutil (GER) Sauber F1 Team C33
27.07.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T leads Fernando Alonso (ESP) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T
27.07.2014- Race, Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T leads Sebastian Vettel (GER) Red Bull Racing RB10
27.07.2014- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 leads Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05
27.07.2014- Race, Felipe Massa (BRA) Williams F1 Team FW36 leads Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Scuderia Ferrari F14-T and Nico Rosberg (GER) Mercedes AMG F1 W05

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


BATJ - Unregistered

November 30, 2010 12:44 PM

Too much hype, people get tired of so many speculations about Kimi's future. I think the Kimi fan base is tired too. One day he writes off F1, next day he never writes it off. WTF. I am a Kimi fan and would love to see him back but I am sick of these speculations already.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.