Kimi Raikkonen looking to return to Formula One with Renault?

Kimi Raikkonen looking to return to Formula One with Renault?

He may not be the most pleasurable person to be around, and he certainly won’t win any Mr. Congeniality contests anytime soon, but one thing we know about Kimi Raikkonen is that he’s a pretty good driver. Check that: the man is one of the best in the world.

The former Formula One driver’s champion left Formula One last year to try his luck at the World Rally Championship where he has shown a lot of potential. However, let’s face it, the Finn belongs in single-seaters. But if rumors around the paddock are to be believed, Raikkonen may be looking to return to the circus that is Formula One under the Renault team.

Despite the fact that Renault isn’t one of the front-runners in the 2010 F1 season, the team has consistently piled up points to stay competitive in the middle of the pack. Turns out, that may have been enough to entice the former world champ to approach the team and inquire about a seat at Renault next to Robert Kubica.

We certainly hope that there’s more truth to this rumor than what is being passed around. Like we said, Raikkonen isn’t the chatty type, but his racing skills certainly do a lot of the talking for him. And in a Formula One grid that could potentially have five world champions for 2011, adding another one will most certainly add some intrigue to a Formula One series that never seems to run out.

Source: Autosport

5 comments:

WRC/FIA can thank it’s luck that they got driver with F1 second largest fan base even season after he stopped driving for a sport that nowadays got couple of big brands behind and driver like Loeb that have dominated the racing more than Schumacher

he better choose the Porsche, cause according to the rumors also Porsche will be back in the Formula One..then they may call it " the comebacks" lol!

Not everything McLaren, Lotus, and Porsche develop is for use in their street cars. These companies develop technology for their race cars, and for licensing to other manufacturers. Therefore, this does not necessarily mean McLaren will produce a hybrid MP4-12C. Maybe they will, or maybe it’s for something unrelated.

Just how much i would like to see Raikkonen racing for Mercedes GP. Mercedes GP have openly said that they have discusses with Raikkonen this season, but listening Raikkonen he will stay in WRC at least next season.

I think even though the Renault is not at the front runners at Formula 1, well, Kimi Raikkonen would be one of their best asset.

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