NASCAR » Raikkonen to make Nationwide bow, still debating F1

Kimi Raikkonen has bucked his recent trend of persistent denials by conceding that perhaps F1 isn't a closed book for him after all - as he prepares to make his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut with NEMCO Motorsports

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May 24, 2011 2:08 PM

Its nice to be able to "try stuff". I wonder what it costs him. Does he buy his seats, or is his reputation still fresh enough to get him entre to the things he's trying. I still wonder about his value and committment required to provide that value to his sponsors/car owners. Actually, I admire his sporting spirit, and wish him well. I think he should stay away from F1 until they make an interesting formula, though.

JT2 - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 5:25 PM

His words are being twisted. He said he has no plans for next year. (same as this time last year)He said he did not miss F1 but when asked if he would go back he said never say never (he aid same this time last year. I would imagine it would all depend on what is offered to him but top seat in F1 after being away 2 yrs - doubt it.

nosense - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 5:34 PM

Kimi´s only reason to not be in F1 is money!

Appart from Ferrari, no-one in the paddock can match Kimi´s salary expectations...

Maybe just RedBull, but if he cuts it by half.

Next year is Kimi´s last chance. Anyway, as a sportcar fan, I want him inside a Peugeot 908 at LeMans! Cam´on Qesney, make it happen!!!

Boss B - Unregistered

May 24, 2011 11:53 PM

He's buying his seat at $100,000 per weekend. Nationwide and sprint cup should be a bit more, especially the Sprint cup.

I also do want to see him at lemans, or the ALMS. I thought at one point that he would be the 3rd driver in the Oreca peugeot last year, since Peugeot owns citroen.

Scott Tucker should make him an offer to come to the 24hr of daytona next year for level 5. Since he likes to surround himself with top flight drivers. That would be a publicity stunt.

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