Kimi keeping his options open

Kimi Raikkonen finds himself in the unusual position of being without a contract going into the 2010 season, and while paddock insiders place him firmly at McLaren alongside Lewis Hamilton next season, the Finn says he is keeping his options open.

“It s hard to believe that I have been in Formula One for nine years already,” the 30 year-old said on his official website. “I am very motivated to win races and a championship again and will only remain in Formula One if I can race for a team that can give me a car to fight at the front. Let s wait and see what happens.”

“I can do whatever I want,” he said, “but like I said before, I haven t made my decision about what I want to do yet. Basically I have a few different options and we will see what is the best one overall and then I ll make my decision.”