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No F1 for Kimi in 2010?
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat reports that Kimi Räikkönen's F1 career is over - at least for the time being. Kimi 's options for Formula 1 next season were McLaren or nothing. Kimi and McLaren didn't reach a contract so therefore he will not drive in F1 next season.

Raikkonen 's manager Steve Robertson confirmed to Turun Sanomat that the negotiations with McLaren have ended.  A sabbatical year doesn't mean anything in that sense. A Red Bull seat in 2011 is still possible. According to Robertson, Kimi is still filled with the urge to drive. What is most important is that Kimi is in a team where he can fight for victories and the championship, he said.

Next year Räikkönen will at least drive some rallies and possibly Le Mans 24.
 F1 will miss Kimi. He fought with a Ferrari car that wasn't developed since summer in a way that only the best drivers are capable of, Robertson reminded.

Ferrari terminated Räikkönen's contract in September 30, 2009. The italian team will compensate breaking the contract with a sum of money that will keep Räikkönen as one of the highest paid driver next season.

Robertson says that they aren't negotiating with other F1 teams. They will turn their eyes to other challenges. We might see Räikkönen in WRC, too.
 
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