Kimi Raikkonen's manager, Steve Robertson has dismissed reports that the Finn is 'considering' his career.
Just prior to Christmas, Kimi's father, Matti Raikkonen, passed away suddenly at the age of 56 and following comments by his co-driver Kaj Lindstrom to Finnish newspaper Iltalehti
this week that all plans for next season were on 'ice', there has been speculation the F1 2007 world champion might now hang up his helmet [see separate story – click here
Robertson has since told Finnish broadcaster MTV3
though that he doesn't think that will happen: "There is a lot of talk and of course he is very upset about his father's death, which is perfectly normal," Robertson said. "But I am pretty sure Kimi will still be involved in motorsport [in 2011]."
Pressed on if he will remain in World Rally Championship and again compete with Citroen, as he did in his debut year last season, Robertson was giving nothing away.
"Kimi is a world champion so of course he has many options," he continued. "But at the moment, there is nothing to say.
"Although it is January, so I don't think it's going to be a very long time [before something is announced]," he added.