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Old 07-16-2011, 01:33 PM
 
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Raikkonen headed back to F1? Red Bull is planning to pair Sebastian Vettel with his friend Kimi Raikkonen in 2012. That is the sensational claim of the high-circulation German newspaper Bild-Zeitung, less than two days after Mark Webber ignored team orders at the end of the British Grand Prix. Finn Raikkonen, 31, left Formula One at the end of 2009, and Red Bull team boss Christian Horner was quoted on Monday as saying, "I believe he has put F1 behind him." Bild said the plan to replace Australian Webber with 2007 World Champion Raikkonen is "top secret" but divulged the information of a source "at the highest level." German Vettel remains friends with Raikkonen, the pair often meeting in Switzerland to play badminton. Asked recently who his ideal teammate is, the reigning World Champion replied: "Kimi." The former Ferrari and McLaren race winner had talks with Red Bull last year and has now "apparently changed his mind" about wanting to stay in rallying and NASCAR.(SPEED)(7-13-2011)
No webber has been cofirmed as to the tam wantig hm to stay. It was only emntioned because he was at one time mentioned by vettell as his ideal temmate. Never anyhtign serious.It also seems that Kemi actually has sad he really likes where is he now compared to more politcal intrigue of F1. F1 is not a long time carrrer in rcing it reallt and certainly no move but steep drop down from there in europe.Schmacher saw that pretty quickly.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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No webber has been cofirmed as to the tam wantig hm to stay. It was only emntioned because he was at one time mentioned by vettell as his ideal temmate. Never anyhtign serious.It also seems that Kemi actually has sad he really likes where is he now compared to more politcal intrigue of F1. F1 is not a long time carrrer in rcing it reallt and certainly no move but steep drop down from there in europe.Schmacher saw that pretty quickly.
Well, Schumacher didn't drive any racing cars since his retirement a few years ago. Except test Ferraris here and there, and a few bike races (which gave him nothing but injuries).

The cold fact here is that Kimi no longer has a seat in F1. He was once a great driver, champion even, but as history teaches us, and Schumi comfirms, when you go away, there is no coming back to the old form. Team owners know this, so they are not prepared to pay extra $$ for him, if they can get a faster, cheaper driver like... I don't know... Maldonaldo?
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