Formula One better with Raikkonen on grid - de la Rosa

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Pedro de la Rosa has revealed he would love to see Kimi Raikkonen return to Formula One.

Kimi Raikkonen and Pedro de la Rosa in 2006
Kimi Raikkonen and Pedro de la Rosa in 2006

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The 2007 world champion is linked with a seat at Williams, with the British team reportedly set to announce its 2012 lineup within the week.

"For now it's only a rumour but I would welcome it," said Spaniard de la Rosa, who worked alongside the Finn at McLaren five years ago.

"He is one the drivers that I worked best with," the McLaren reserve driver is quoted by Spanish reports. "He is such a natural talent and F1 is better with him than without him.

"Formula One is his place and I am glad to hear that he has been training hard.

"He is a tough opponent but of course it depends on what Williams can do. They have had a very bad year but for sure Kimi is going to strengthen them."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Pedro de la Rosa , Kimi Raikkonen
Teams McLaren , Williams
Tags de la rosa, raikkonen, williams