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'I will probably never return to F1' - Raikkonen

ESPNF1 Staff
August 22, 2010 « Ferrari hits back at Lauda | »
Kimi Raikkonen ... the latest comments are unlikely to quell speculation. © Getty Images

Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen is unlikely to return to Formula One despite ongoing reports he is considering a comeback in 2011. He quit at the end of 2009 and is now taking part in the world rally championship with Citroen.

"You never know but I will probably never return to Formula One," he said. "It's something I did for many years, I had many great moments. I won a world championship title, which is what I always wanted, but times have changed. Now I'm in rallying and there are many other things apart from Formula One in life."

Raikkonen admitted the Le Mans 24-hour race was a temptation. "I would like to try but you need to find the right team," he said. "If you want to win, there are only two, Peugeot and Audi. One day, I hope, there will be an opportunity."