Red Bull unfazed by Kimi's salary

Friday 26th July 2013

Share:

Red Bull unfazed by Kimi's salary

Red Bull unfazed by Kimi's salary

Christian Horner says Kimi Raikkonen's salary will not factor in the decision on whether to sign the Finn or the much cheaper Daniel Ricciardo.

The two have emerged as the frontrunners to replace Mark Webber at Red Bull Racing next season.

And while they come with vastly different levels of experience, they also come with very different wage bills.

Raikkonen is arguably one of the more expensive drivers on the grid whereas Toro Rosso's Ricciardo ranks as one of the lowest earners.

Horner, though, says salary is "not really an element in our-decision-making.

He told Autosport: "Of course, finances are always a factor but you can also contrast that with the difference between first and second or second and third or fourth is a significant amount in the Constructors' World Championship so the financial element of it, if you don't make the right decision, it's going to impact you anyway if you are not scoring points."

Turn Up The Lights, It's Race Day

Editor's Picks

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

10 Reasons For Three-Car Teams

What's not to like about three-car teams? Bernie's suggestion has been dismissed by the purists, but it would tighten up the racing...

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Winners & Losers: Singapore

Lewis may have beaten Nico by 33 centimetres on Saturday, but on Sunday he finished 47 laps down the road...

Getting To Know Marchionne

Getting To Know Marchionne

Ferrari fans needn't be worried about Sergio Marchionne - he comes with a pedigree of turning round businesses...

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Highlights Of Luca's Tenure

Luca di Montezemolo is Ferrari through and through, from spending time as Enzo Ferrari's assistant to assuming control in 1991...

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Tin Foil Hats At The Ready

Twice this season Lewis Hamilton has accused Nico Rosberg of deliberately making a mistake. Was Monza number three?