Renault boss no interest in Raikkonen deal
26 August, 2011
Aug.26 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen can leave behind any hopes of being considered for a Formula 1 comeback by the Renault team.
The 2007 champion left F1 to contest the world rally championship and he has also dabbled in NASCAR, while earlier this week he tested Peugeot’s Le Mans car.
31-year-old Raikkonen was also once linked with a return to F1 with Renault, and has not ruled out a comeback for 2012.
But the Renault rumours ended acrimoniously last year with the Finn denying he ever expressed interest.
Team boss Eric Boullier is now quoted by German media: “I will not talk about Kimi. I have no interest in him.”
Vitaly Petrov is already signed up with Renault for next year, while the other seat is likely to be filled by Robert Kubica, Bruno Senna or Romain Grosjean.