Ferrari pours cold water on Raikkonen return reports 15 August, 2013 Kimi Raikkonen in 2007 As reports that Kimi Raikkonen could return to Ferrari for the 2014 season emerge, the Maranello outfit has again denied that it is courting the Finn who won it its last Formula 1 title back in 2007. Two weeks ago, when the Raikkonen rumours first emerged, a Ferrari spokesman insisted that team “has no interest in the driver market right now”. Now, Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat claims that the 2007 world champion has decided to accept Ferrari’s offer. Ferrari has issued a near-identical denial. “Right now,” the spokesman told the BBC, “we’re really not giving any thought to the driver market situation.” Interestingly, however, Ferrari seemed to rule out the reported scenario that, if Raikkonen did arrive, it would be to replace the Red Bull-bound Fernando Alonso. “Drivers are not a problem for us,” said the spokesman, “even if we were to change Felipe [Massa].” Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport points out that Raikkonen’s management could see the Ferrari rumour as mere leverage amid the more realistic talks about 2014 with Lotus and Red Bull. “It is important for Raikkonen to keep a third option open,” said correspondent Michael Schmidt. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Related NewsMattiacci: Alonso is the best driver on the gridRaikkonen: I trust Ferrari, next year things will get betterFerrari: Team showed it could react extremely wellEarly birthday present for AlonsoAlonso: It tastes like a victory for usRaikkonen: I wanted to go again, but the team said no needFerrari: Mixed fortunes for our teamFerrari: We had to work a lot on the set-upFerrari View: Do not over react to changing conditionsAlonso not sure why Raikkonen slower Henry Valdez I HEARD A RUMOR THAT ROSS BRAWN IS GOING BACK TO FERRARI ? tod Well that seems certain then doesnt it? Kimi to Ferrari!!!! IowaF1fan That would be awesome to see Kimi back at Ferrari not getting pregnant Hi there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone! Just wanted to say I love reading through your blog and look forward to all your posts! Keep up the outstanding work!