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Raikkonen manager plays down Williams link

Kimi Raikkonen's link with Williams is downplayed by the Finn's manager
Kimi Raikkonen's manager Steve Robertson has downplayed talk that the 2007 champion could be set to return to the F1 grid with Williams next season.

Raikkonen was seen visiting the Williams factory at Grove earlier this month [See separate story HERE], which led to speculation that he could attempt to make a return to the sport after two years in the WRC.

The Finn had previously been linked with Renault but his visit to the Williams factory gave added weight to talk that he could close to a deal to rejoin the grid – with Rubens Barrichello seen to be the person at risk of losing his drive given the financial backing provided by sponsors of Pastor Maldonado.

However, Robertson insists that – while Raikkonen did visit Williams – there was no truth in reports that it was with an eye on securing an F1 return, with further comments on his future to be made in due course.

"At the end of the day people know Kimi visited Williams, but there's nothing more to say apart from that," Robertson told GPUpdate. "There is nothing more to report."



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Stacey - Unregistered

September 26, 2011 8:45 PM

Kimi has no charisma???????? Hmmmmm I think the massive fan base he has may argue that fact ....... the people that bombarded WRC Rally Radio ... I am not to sure why some dislike Kimi so much that they have to attack him at every opportunity. Kimi to Williams IMO would be a good break for both of them if that is what he and they want. I see a bright future in there hopefully as they are revamping the technical department, back to F1 basics may be just what Kimi needs to get his speed back on track. And surely Williams get more money for having a WDC in the team I think there is a big picture out there that needs to be looked at :)

Munro - Unregistered

September 26, 2011 6:24 PM

I'm sure Finlandia Vodka could stump up some cash for Kimi!! As for some people saying Kimi has no charisma...well have a look at some of his comments over the years and your opinion might change, always thought he was quick witted and up for a laugh. What he didnt like was all the political rubbish and pandering to sponsors, while be the straight faced toe the line F1 driver of the modern era. It also has to be remembered that a certain MR Hakkinen told Kimi to act all sullen so that sponsors would ask for his team-mate to show up to events instead of him thus saving himself the hassle of something he didnt want to do.



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