Raikkonen move to be confirmed this weekend?

Posted: April 17, 2006 by Neeraj in Drivers, External, Ferrari, Grapervine, Kimi Raikkonen, McLaren Mercedes, Michael Schumacher, News, Teams

As reported on crash.net

While many believe the Finn’s deal with the Scuderia to have been effectively completed as long ago as the middle of last season, neither Ferrari or Raikkonen have given the slightest hint that they would be joining forces in 2007 and, with the uncertainty surrounding Schumacher’s destiny, few have been able to make accurate predictions as to when and where any confirmation would come.

News sources in his homeland have made much of Raikkonen’s move to Ferrari, with some quarters quoting insiders claiming that the deal has been done for some time and that it is only a matter of time before an announcement is forthcoming. What is generally accepted is that the Finn has signed a letter of intent to make the switch from McLaren, although, as Jenson Button has shown, deals on paper can be made unenforceable. Given Ferrari’s indifferent form this year, there could always be doubt in Raikkonen’s mind…

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  1. Ross Keating says:

    It is quite a dilemma. Raikonnen could go to Ferrari, but if M.Schumacher decides to remain for yet another season there, it could lead to problems. Raikonnen will not like to sit back and take second fiddle to the seven times world champion, and with Ferrari’s unpredictable and unconsistent performance this season, Raikonnen’s move looks doubtful.
    But it leaves an equally large problem. Many fans of both McLaren and F1 would love to see a 2007 McLaren Line-up of Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikonnen. However, I suspect neither Fernando or Kimi would want to be classed as the “second driver” to the other. So with both these issues, Kimi’s future in F1 seems shrouded in a lot of mystery. My Prediction? He wil stay loyal to McLaren if they begin to perform. If not, then its Kimi making a move to Ferrari I’m afraid.

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