No F1 return for Raikkonen in 2011 - manager

Kimi Raikkonen's manager has admitted the Finn is no longer interested in returning to Formula One in 2011. The 2007 world champion had been linked with a comeback next year with the Renault team, but reports this week revealed that talks about...

Kimi Raikkonen's manager has admitted the Finn is no longer interested in returning to Formula One in 2011.

The 2007 world champion had been linked with a comeback next year with the Renault team, but reports this week revealed that talks about extending his deal with the world rally team Citroen are well advanced.

"We are no longer looking out for opportunities for Formula One," manager Steve Robertson told Finnish television MTV3.

"Kimi seems to be focused on rallying at the moment," he added.

It has been rumoured that an alternative rally team in 2011 for Raikkonen, who currently drives for Citroen with Red Bull sponsorship, is the Monster energy drink-backed Ford team.

"We are having discussions with several different teams and I cannot say more," said Robertson.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Steve Robertson
Teams Citroën World Rally Team