Raikkonen could switch to WRC in 2019

  • 26 May 2018 14:37
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  • By: Paul Athes

With Kimi Raikkonen being in his last year of his current contract with Ferrari, the immediate future of the Finn is very unknown. Although he made several hints regarding another one year contract extension with Ferrari, he is also wanted in the World Rally Championship by the works Toyota Gazoo Racing world rally team.

Tomi Makinen and Mia Miettinen, the two Toyota Gazoo Racing key people, were spotted on Raikkonen's yacht during the Monaco Grand Prix free practices. In a brief statement, Mia Miettinen, Toyota Gazoo Racing team deputy, talked about a possible switch for Raikkonen in 2019.

"Kimi could be a Toyota driver, but first he has to decide if he will continue his career with Ferrari." Miettinen said. Raikkonen competed in the World Rally Championship between 2009 and 2011 with a relative success. The Finn made his F1 comeback in 2012 around the defunct Lotus F1 Team. 

Recent rumors are suggesting that either Charles Leclerc or Daniel Ricciardo will replace Kimi Raikkonen at Ferrari. Both drivers are strongly linked with a possible to the Italian team for the 2019 Formula 1 season.

 

Paul Athes

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  • Oooor go to Super GT? ;3 But I think its the right thing to do. Leave F1, and go somewhere else.

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    • May 26 2018 - 21:07
  • Long overdue, time go Kimi. I am also quite certain he will be clearly happier anywhere else. No more dealing with the sport he hates so much but clings to for dear life. He can go to a more laid back category like WRC.

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    • May 27 2018 - 05:08
  • xoya

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    He shouldn't have came back.
    Since his comeback he only managed to tarnish his reputation of a cool champion.

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    • May 27 2018 - 09:58
    • Not true, he had a really good run back with Lotus. But yeah its a shame it had to come to this.

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      • May 27 2018 - 14:58

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