Raikkonen's managers spotted at McLaren

The likelihood of a return to McLaren for Kimi Raikkonen has stepped up a gear this week. It is reported by ITV as well as the Evening Standard that the former Ferrari driver's managers met in recent days with McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh at...

The likelihood of a return to McLaren for Kimi Raikkonen has stepped up a gear this week.

It is reported by ITV as well as the Evening Standard that the former Ferrari driver's managers met in recent days with McLaren boss Martin Whitmarsh at the team's Woking headquarters.

The news is likely a blow to Jenson Button, because his negotiations for a bigger retainer at the Brawn team for 2009 were bolstered by McLaren's apparent interest in the new world champion.

Raikkonen, managed by father and son duo David and Steve Robertson, has also been at odds over money with his desired team for 2010.

"I've been racing for nine years in Formula One now," the 30-year-old Finn wrote in his final blog for Ferrari.

"I still want to win races and titles, but I'll only stay in F1 if I can find a team that can guarantee me a car I can use to fight for victory.

"Let's see what will happen in the upcoming weeks," he added.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jenson Button , Kimi Raikkonen , Steve Robertson
Teams Ferrari , McLaren