Manager confirms McLaren an option for Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen's manager has confirmed that McLaren is interested in signing up the Finn for 2010. "Several teams are interested in Kimi and are talking with him," Steve Robertson is quoted as saying by the Finnish broadcaster MTV3. "McLaren...

Kimi Raikkonen's manager has confirmed that McLaren is interested in signing up the Finn for 2010.

"Several teams are interested in Kimi and are talking with him," Steve Robertson is quoted as saying by the Finnish broadcaster MTV3.

"McLaren is one of his options," he added.

Ferrari on Thursday denied rumours that Santander, the team's new major Spanish sponsor, was the powerful force behind the push to sign Fernando Alonso at all costs.

But team boss Stefano Domenicali told reporters that Alonso's "main characteristic" is his leadership ability, and Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo referred to "personality".

"Kimi is the type of person that shows little emotion, he keeps everything inside. These things don't help with the exchange of information inside the team," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Ferrari , McLaren