Manager: No F1 negotiations for Räikkönen
26 September 2011 – Steve Robertson, manager for Kimi Räikkönen, has moved to ease speculation over the Finn’s potential return to Formula 1, revealing exclusively to GPUpdate.net that although the 2007 Champion completed a visit to the Williams factory two weeks ago, no current negotiations are taking place for a seat at the Grove squad.
"At the end of the day people know Kimi visited Williams, but there’s nothing more to say apart from that," Robertson, who also manages British F3 Champion Felipe Nasr, told GPUpdate.net. "There is nothing more to report."
Following his title-winning campaign with Ferrari, Räikkönen finished third and sixth during his next two seasons before taking up a career in the World Rally Championship. In recent weeks a possible return for the 31-year-old has been hyped up by the media, but Robertson insists this is not the case at present, with Formula 1 remaining off the current agenda.
When asked to confirm whether or not talks have been taking place, Robertson plainly replied: "No," before going on to explain that the pair will make a comment about their future motorsport plans when they feel it is suitable to do so.
Steve Robertson was talking to GPUpdate.net's Mike Seymour
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