Today: Raikkonen back in F1?

14 Sep

Rumours? Speculation?

Whatever has been whispered of late can only get the eas of F1 fans twitching, could Kimi be returning?

The Finn left Ferrari in 2009 after a poor season, and failed to negotiate a further seat for the 2010 season. He decided to  pursue a career in Rally Driving signing with Citroen.

However after contacting Renault’s Team Principle Eric Boullier, he (EB) is quoted as saying:

“He (KR) is one of the drivers on our Radaar…. as is Vitaly Petrov

So what would happen if Kimi came back to F1, taking Petrov’s seat?

We know the top teams: Red Bull Racing, Ferrari and McLaren are keeping their seats.

I believe the following seats are in jeapordy:

  1. Antonio Liuzzi – Force India
  2. Vitaly Petrov – Renault
  3. Pedro De La RosaBMW Sauber (news has just confirmed his replacement.)
  4. Lucas Di Grassi – Vigin Racing

Now it seams that Virgin are keen to sign GP2 competitor Jerome d’Ambrosio, whilst Sauber seem to have their eyes on Nick Heidfeld – and won. Where would the two go after this?

PDLR may take over Nick Heidfeld’s seat testing tyres at Pirelli, whilst the new comer LDG could be without a seat, unless a deal could be made with another team.

Liuzzi has had several chances in F1 to make his mark and seems to have barely scratched the surface when it comes to challenging his team mate Adrian Sutil. If Petrov is given the heave-ho maybe a seat at Force India is on the cards?

Lotus are set to ditch their new name, but keep both their drivers Whilst Virgin are keen to keep Timo Glock – whether he is happy their or not will be one to watch. Maybe Di Grassi can keep his seat after all!

Michael Schumacher anybody? I’ll leave that alone for now.

The last 5 races will be filled with championship racing for those at the top of the field, whilst those nearer the bottom will be racing for their seats. Interesting to watch the entire field then!


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