Ferrari boss happy Raikkonen may return

Luca di Montezemolo (ITA) Ferrari Chairman with Kimi Raikkonen (FIN) Ferrari.

Luca di Montezemolo with Kimi Raikkonen in 2007

Nov.8 (GMM) Luca di Montezemolo has revealed he is happy to hear speculation about Kimi Raikkonen’s possible return to Formula 1.

At the end of 2009, despite the Finn having a year to run on his contract, the Maranello based team replaced Raikkonen with Fernando Alonso in a deal that coincided with the arrival of Santander as a lucrative new sponsor.

The 2007 world champion went off to world rallying and even tried his hand at NASCAR-style racing, but is now reportedly on the verge of returning to formula one next year with the beleaguered Williams team.

“That he might be coming back makes me feel good,” Ferrari president di Montezemolo told La Stampa.

“Kimi is a very likeable guy even though I have never been able to communicate properly with him,” he added.

“There are some drivers like him with the flames of speed burning inside them, like Jean Alesi who is going next year to do the Indy 500.”

Montezemolo also dismissed rumours Ferrari is looking to replace Felipe Massa with Mercedes‘ Nico Rosberg at the end of the season.

“Our drivers are Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa,” he insisted.

  • Stewy33

    I wonder if this picture is another Kimi moment? Is Kimi listening to music on his headphones ignoring what Monty has to say, or is someone translating so Kimi can understand what Monty is saying? Anybody know!?

  • chandra setiawan

    I think it’s the moment when ferrari will kick Kimi. So Kimi’s mind:” what ever you said i like to listen my music better then your confrence”. wkwkwk

  • Tamburello_1994

    They paid dude to sit out a year, But “happy” to see him return?


  • Shibby Forza Ferrari

    Monte shut up doosh! Who gave you your last titles? Kimi (drivers 2007) and Felipe (team 2008). Don’t talk about Kimi if you sacked him like that! Intrinsic he is the fastest driver of the moment.