After a poor performance in 2009 Formula 1 season, the future of Kimi Raikkonen is now in doubt. Of course when we say poor performance, we mean in comparison to his championship-winning mode! He has won a GP this year and scored some good points as well, but it wasn’t really his best. Anyway, as for now, some say that he is about to close a deal to go rallying in WRC next year, and some say that his management people are in talk with the newly shaped Mercedes Grand Prix team.
As Autosport reports, 2007 F1 world champion is in the final stages of closing a deal with Red Bull team to drive their Citroen C4 WRC in 2010 season. After all Kimi has already shown his passion for rallying and he certainly got what it takes.
But then, after recent acquisition of Brawn GP by Mercedes which led to separation of McLaren from the German team, Kimi seems like a good option to drive for Mercedes’ new team. Specially as McLaren has formed a double-champ super team with Hamilton and Button! There are some rumors saying that Nico Rosberg and Nick Heidfeld are the main candidates to drive for Mercedes, but considering experience and performance, Kimi is in a way different league than the German duos!
We hope that Kimi stays in Formula 1, not only because he is a good driver, but also because the Ice Man is one of the coolest F1 drivers around! and he still got a lot of potential. Of course if he feels like fighting for it! If only!