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."