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Citroen not setting Raikkonen a deadline

Citroen prepared for wait for Kimi Raikkonen to decide on his future
Citroen Junior Team boss Benoit Nogier says that the team is setting no deadline for Kimi Raikkonen to make a decision about his future.

Raikkonen made the switch to the World Rally Championship after being released from his F1 contract with Ferrari ahead of schedule, with the Finn then inking a one-year deal to switch to the rally stages.

The former F1 champion continues to be linked with a return to single-seaters having made an approach to Renault, which has left question marks over whether his rallying exploits will continue into a second season, with Nogier admitting that Citroen was waiting for a decision about his future.

"At the moment there is no commitment from Kimi for next year," he told French radio station RMC. "Up to now he has showed appreciation for what he is doing and the desire to continue.

"He is the master of his destiny so it's up to him to tell us if he wants to be with us next year or not. I will be very happy to welcome him if he wants to continue."



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Joe Bloggs - Unregistered

October 05, 2010 2:06 PM

Kimi McCrash Send him back to F1 its easier, send Matt W with him, plenty of superb guys out there who could thrive in Citroen Junior Team or Monster or wherever else he's thinking about. Keith Cronin, Patrick Sandell, Mads etc and would be long term guys in the Sport even future World Champs. I dont think Kimi is committed to Rallying longterm. If Red Bull pulled the sponsorship in the morning, Citroen would be gone too.



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