Raikkonen agent and Domenicali deny rumours
15 July, 2009
Kimi Raikkonen’s Finnish agent as well as Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali have fended off the latest round of rumours regarding the 2007 world champion. It is increasingly reported that the 29-year-old driver, who is shaping up to make his World Rally debut late this month, intends to quit formula one in order to switch codes full time from 2010.
But Riku Kuvaja, who is the Ferrari driver’s agent and media spokesman in Finland, told the Iltalehi daily: “The contract is valid and we will adhere to it.”
In another Finnish newspaper, Turun Sanomat, Domenicali was also asked about the rumours linking Raikkonen with a team exit, and Fernando Alonso to the seat.
“There is nothing new,” the Italian insisted.? “Surely everyone remembers last season, when the rumours were the same. Believe the team and the facts, not rumours,” Domenicali added, when asked why it is so strongly believed in the paddock that Fernando Alonso is set to replace Raikkonen.