Kimi’s retirement the latest on the rumour-mill

Kimi Raikkonen could be soon to retire, that’s the latest rumour doing the rounds.

Following speculation that Fernando Alonso had inked a deal with Ferrari for 2010, it is claimed by German Newspapers Rheinischen Post and TZ that current Maranello driver Kimi Raikkonen will not renew his contract beyond next year.

Rheinischen Post claims that Raikkonen told friends at a recent party that he does not intend to spend much longer as an F1 driver.

“Kimi loves the driving and hates everything else about Formula One,” one of Raikkonen’s apparent friend is quoted as telling TZ.

“The public appearances, the life under the spotlight, he doesn’t have the desire anymore,” the unnamed friend reportedly added.