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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

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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.



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