Motorsport

Raikkonen linked with shock McLaren return

2018-06-28 16:39
Kimi Raikkonen (Getty)

Cape Town - Kimi Raikkonen is the latest driver to be linked with a move to McLaren at the end of the 2018 season. 

Last week, reports emerged that Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo had been offered a $20 million-a-year deal to sign with the Woking team. 

But now Raikkonen, who drove for McLaren from 2002 to 2006 winning nine races and finishing runner-up twice in the World Championship, is the next driver reportedly on the team's shortlist according to Press Association Sport. 

Raikkonen's current contract with Ferrari expires at the end of the season and has been tipped to be replaced by rising star Charles Leclerc, whose stock continues to grow with consistently good qualifying and race performances at Sauber. 

Not only does Leclerc need to dislodge Raikkonen at Ferrari, but a deal for the Finn to return to McLaren would also hinge on Fernando Alonso not renewing his contract with the team and seeking a new challenge. 

McLaren remain confident they can convince Alonso to stick around, but the Spaniard is keeping his options open heading toward the summer break.

Read more on:    mclaren  |  kimi raikkonen  |  f1

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Hypothetically, given the same cars to drive, who is the most talented current Formula One driver in your opinion?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.