F1 return possible but rallying more fun - Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted a return to Formula One is "possible". But in an interview with Austria's Kleine Zeitung, the 2007 world champion also sounded more than happy with his new foray in world rallying, and not keen to immediately switch...

Kimi Raikkonen has admitted a return to Formula One is "possible".

But in an interview with Austria's Kleine Zeitung, the 2007 world champion also sounded more than happy with his new foray in world rallying, and not keen to immediately switch back to the Grand Prix grid.

During an event for his sponsor Red Bull, the 31-year-old Finn answered "Sure, anything is possible" when asked if he is open to launching a second F1 career.

But when asked if he still feels like 'Raikkonen, the F1 driver', he said: "The past is what it is -- over. I don't miss it."

And Raikkonen raved about his new job with Citroen.

"I love this job and the whole environment. But I have much to learn and I want to be good at what I do. With a relaxed setting you do not go far."

Asked whether he would like to add a rally title to his F1 championship, Raikkonen admitted: "No one can see into the future, but yes, it is a dream.

"Now it is the time to learn; my Formula One past does me no harm."

He said rally is a more difficult discipline than F1.

"Because it's constantly changing; the weather, the surface, the track. You have to be flexible, adjusting and responding quickly."

When asked which is more fun, he did not hesitate: "Rally! Because there are always new challenges."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Citroën World Rally Team