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No F1 return for Raikkonen says Finnish newspaper

Global Motorsport Media

Kimi Raikkonen's plans for 2012 do not include Formula One, according to the Finnish evening daily Ilta-Sanomat.

Kimi Raikkonen
Kimi Raikkonen

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The report follows speculation the 2007 world champion - who left the sport at the end of 2009 to begin his forays in world rallying, NASCAR and Le Mans sportscars - recently visited the headquarters of famous British team Williams.

"Yes, Kimi Raikkonen visited the Williams factory", Ilta-Sanomat confirmed, "but that (a return to F1) is not the way forward" for the 31-year-old Finn.

The report said 18-time Grand Prix winner Raikkonen, who between 2002 and 2009 drove for frontrunners McLaren and Ferrari, is "convinced that his time at the pinnacle of motor sport came to an end when he left Ferrari".

Ilta-Sanomat said Raikkonen "wants to be in world rally, the legendary Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500, and the 24 hours of Le Mans" next year.

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