Kimi on holiday

Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat is today reporting that ex-Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen will not race in F1 next year.

Kimi’s had been talks with McLaren following his forced Ferrari exit, saying he only wanted to race in 2010 if he was in a car capable of winning grands prix.

The discussions are believed to have collapsed over details of pay and how much time Kimi was prepared to devote to promotional duties. McLaren are also thought to have had issues with Kimi’s wish to continue rallying next year.

So that’s a year’s sabbatical for Raikkonen, then, though Autosport suggest the Finn will return in 2011 to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull, a team that could support Kimi in the World Rally Championship next year.

That aside, just think of all the awesome stuff Kimi could get up to next year. What would you do?

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He could be the ice cream man outside the Top Gear studios… wearing a shirt and pair of shorts

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He wouldn’t do a very good job beeing a new Stig… Kimi doesn’t talk enough..

Oh.. BTW, a bit off topic.. Mercedes talks about a surprise line-up. Shumi and Kimi isn’t likely to take the seats, and Haug is talking about someone we might like to see in the cockpit (to partner Rosberg).. Will we see Kobayashi in a Mercedes? :D

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Yeah, get Kimi on Top Gear to do a lap around the test track guys! grrrr! He’s such a laugh in person.

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Kimi on TopGear.

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I second Kimi on TopGear!!

You’ve had Webber, Lewis, Button, Hakkinenn and even Big Schu. Now we want to see iceman on TG!!!!!!

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I’d still like to see him in F1, but putting a “bad car” (they’re not bad cars in F1, finest engineering in the world but i mean cars that spend most of their time at the back of the grid) like Torro Rosso and see if he can put that car or a car like it at the end of the grid with the big boys

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didnt he already do that when he started with Sauber and scored points in his first ever GP?

What’s he got to prove?

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Get him on Top Gear. He has loads of free time

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GET HIM ON TOP GEAR! STAR IN A REASONABLY PRICED CAR OR SEND JAMES TO FINLAND AGAIN… :D

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Iceman on TG!!

Maybe get him to crash-test a Ferrari :D

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Im mega upset that Kimi wont be on the grid next year hes a WORLD CHAMPION FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. But you do have to say he does like to be paid a hell of a lot of money. So i can see why some teams are not willing to meet his demands in terms of pay, So he should stop being so dame greedy and get paid a bit less.

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Gonna miss the mumbling pokerface, do hope Kimi switch to the WRC.

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Kimi will be missed, F1 is the most dull sport with him…he was a real driver and not a clone from McLaren….Shame a man from Spain who is a pain has take his seat. F1 not worth watching now….I applaud BMW and Honda and recently Toyota for pulling out of F1, because its dull and lost it personality and its point. This from a F1 fan since 1988 is saying a great deal. BMW and others should go WTCC or BTCC and get fans interested in the cars and drivers, and not fuel the grey F1 circus of making fat cats richer, at the expense of the sport and entertainment….the only playboy and real driver from F1, Kimi moves to race in the forests. F1 needs a shale up, and FAST.

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PLEASE BRING KIMI TO TOP GEAR!!!
The Ice Stig is a nice idea!! :D
KIMI:
All the fans will be supporting you in this new challenge for you… the WRC! F1 was missing a real F1 driver… a top driver… one of the best drivers ever, with natural talent, someone who is just himself… we love you kimi!!!!
and I hope that citröen give you a car for learn and have fun and great results… We will be learning about rally with you!! GO KIMI!!!!

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SHOW TO THE WORLD YOUR GREAT AND EXTRAORDINARY TALENT!!!!

KIMI!!!!
F1 IT´S NOTHING WITHOUT YOU…
I´m going to follow you in WRC… and wherever you go… your fans will be supporting you… our number one!!!!
GO KIMI RAIKKONEN GO!!!!

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I do not disagree with this post

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I couldnt agree with you more

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