A source close to Ferrari has called rumours of Kimi Raikkonen’s pending return to the Italian stable “rubbish”…
A source close to Ferrari has called rumours of Kimi Raikkonen’s pending return to the Italian stable “rubbish”.
This weekend the Sunday Times ran a story claiming that Ferrari are interested in the Finn – who they paid not to race in 2010 – replacing Felipe Massa next season.
“With many of these names being talked about, we couldn’t have that certainty,” a ‘Ferrari insider’ told the newspaper.
“Kimi would be a very good solution. Fast, experienced, unpolitical and out of contract at the end of the year.
“Fernando would have no problem having Kimi as his team-mate. In many ways it would be a dream combination for us, but there is a problem to be overcome.”
However, according to the BBC’s Andrew Benson, there is no truth to the rumour.
Benson wrote: “An unimpeachable source close to Ferrari tells me the story is ‘rubbish’ and Raikkonen is not on their list.”