Raikkonen looks set to stay in Rallying

Kimi Raikkonen looks set to snub a return to Formula One and remain in the World Rally Championship for at least one more year.

The 2007 world champion has previously been heavily linked with a host of teams, with Renault, Mercedes and Red Bull all rumoured to be chasing the Finn’s services.

However, in a report by Autosport, the 30-year-old says he does not miss the world of Formula One.

“I don’t miss Formula 1 and I am enjoying what I am doing now,” Raikkonen said during last weekend’s Bulgarian round of the WRC.

“I have still not decided what I am doing next year yet. Soon I have to decide, maybe it will be just after Rally Finland.”

The report also stated that the Finn’s sponsors, Red Bull, expect him to remain with Citroen for at least another year.

“We are very happy with what Kimi has done this season,” a Red Bull source told Autosport. “He is very good for the Red Bull brand and we are looking to extend his agreement into next year. I think this is likely.”

This is supported by Citroen Racing director Olivier Quesnel, who expects a deal to be agreed soon.

“I’m sure this will happen,” he said. “For myself, he is really involved in rallying and he wants to succeed. I will be pleased if he will stay. he has done one year and he needs to do one more year to make sure.”

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