Friday, 25 November 2011

Raikkonen To Williams Comeback Off

It appears Kimi Raikkonen's comeback with William's has hit a major stumbling block. According to German magazine Auto Motor Und Sport the comeback was aborted last week. The Williams seat will now be fought over between current driver Rubens Barrichello, Williams young driver Abu Dhabi tester Valtteri Bottas and Force India's Adrian Sutil.

The reasons for Raikkonen's Williams comeback failing are unknown with speculation he was asking to much(12 million euro rumored) and also reports he wanted a 20 percent stake in the team with the latter denied by a major Williams shareholder.

With the Williams deal over it appears there is still a chance of Raikkonen being in F1 next year with Renault admitting Raikkonen was in contact the week before the Abu Dhabi grand prix. However allegedly last year Raikkonen was in negotiations with Renault and they ending badly. Raikkonen later said about Renault something to the effect of it isn't cool to drive a slow car! Right now though both are more in need of each other with Raikkonen appearing more desperate to get back in F1 and Renault looking like loosing their star driver Robert Kubica.

Update 28 Nov: Strong rumors Kimi Raikkonen is shortly going to be announced as a Lotus Renault driver for next year.

 
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