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Parr coy on Raikkonen rumours

ESPNF1 Staff
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Adam Parr says that no decision has been made on the Williams drivers for 2012 © Sutton Images

Williams chairman Adam Parr admitted that Kimi Raikkonen would be a good fit for the team, but insisted no decision has been made over its 2012 driver line-up.

After a disappointing Indian Grand Prix in which Pastor Maldonado retired and Rubens Barrichello laboured to 15th place behind the Lotus of Heikki Kovalainen, Williams continues to boast a total of only five points all season. With rumours linking 2007 champion Raikkonen with a move to Williams for 2012, Parr was asked by the BBC if Raikkonen or Adrian Sutil would be the better choice to help the team recover next season, but initially refused to be drawn on the subject.

"We're thinking about what we're doing for next year," Parr said. "No decisions have been made, and I'm really sorry but I can't say more than that right now."

However, when asked if someone like Raikkonen would motivate Williams to improve, Parr admitted he would be a good fit for the team.

"I think everybody knows that Kimi is one of the most talented drivers who has been in Formula One in recent years. From what we can all see he's very hungry to come back in, and I think having a world champion in your midst of course energises people. So all the points you made would be very relevant to a team that was thinking about what it was doing."