A report in Germany’s Bild am Sonntag said the return of the Finn
Formula One, to become his friend Sebastian Vettel’s teammate, is
Raikkonen, 30, is already under contract to the energy drinks
having switched from Ferrari to world rallying for 2010 with the Red
Bull-funded Citroen Junior Team.
RBR team boss Christian Horner recently admitted that hiring
2011 is an "interesting idea", and speculation about Webber’s expiring
contract was re-fired this weekend when Lewis Hamilton tipped the
Australian to retire.
Horner said on Saturday: "We are very happy with our drivers.
driving very well, and he is not old, as Michael has demonstrated.
"The average age (of F1 drivers) has dropped, but as long as Mark
motivated, competitive and quick, I don’t think that he has any thoughts
of stopping just yet."
Vettel told Bild am Sonntag: "Kimi and I are good friends, but in
I don’t care who sits in the other car because I still have to beat
He would not confirm that the Raikkonen deal is close to being
"I don’t know what the team is planning. And in the end, it is of
Kimi’s decision. He needs to see how he feels."