Raikkonen's manager 'pretty sure' Kimi won't quit

Steve Robertson rubbishes speculation Kimi Raikkonen is 'considering his career' and adds he is 'pretty sure' the Finn will be involved in motorsport in 2011.

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.

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Kimi Raikkonen (FIN), Citroen C4 WRC, Citroen Junior Team
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN), Citroen C4 WRC, Citroen Junior Team
Kimi Raikkonen (FIN), Citroen C4 WRC, Citroen Junior Team

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dave calton - Unregistered

January 08, 2011 12:58 PM

What's wrong with you people, firstly it is his feelings after the loss of his father, that should be more important at this time,so sorry to hear his sad news, people should be giving him space to get through the loss of such an important person in his life, Kimi, take your time and make the choice that is right for you,some people out there are right behind you, no matter what you decide.


January 08, 2011 5:33 PM

john: Comments like this always make me laugh. Firstly, I really really doubt he is reading it there. (In case he is - hi, Kimi.) Secondly, who are you to tell him where he should be competing? I think he is old enough to make his own decisions and he doesn't need his overly clever fans to decide instead of him. Btw, I am tired of reading the articles about Kimi and the fact he still doesn't have a seat for this season. Yeah, we all know that, we don't need to be reminded of this fact every week.

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