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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In the end, we got the story we wanted.
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