Raikkonen rejects latest Alonso rumours

Kimi Raikkonen has moved to downplay the latest round of speculation about his Ferrari seat. At a sponsor event this week, Fernando Alonso made no secret of his desire to one day race for the famous Italian team. At the same event, the...

Kimi Raikkonen has moved to downplay the latest round of speculation about his Ferrari seat.

At a sponsor event this week, Fernando Alonso made no secret of his desire to one day race for the famous Italian team.

At the same event, the Santander chief Emilio Botin again openly hinted about his Ferrari sponsorship deal for 2010, adding that the icing on the cake would be to sit "the world's best driver" in the red car.

He then suggested coyly that there may be a vacancy for 2010, despite both of Ferrari's current drivers also having contracts that include next year.

"I don't know why there are always rumours about this. I have a contract for next year. For sure, I will be here (at Ferrari)," Finn Raikkonen is quoted as saying by Germany's Auto Bild.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Fernando Alonso
Teams Ferrari