Mateschitz: Räikkönen talk pure speculation
1 March 2010 – Dietrich Mateschitz, co-founder of Red Bull, stresses that Kimi Räikkönen's connection with his company through the World Rally Championship (WRC) will not necessarily mean that the Finn will rejoin Formula 1 with the Milton Keynes-based team next year.
"That is pure speculation, nothing more," Mateschitz explained to German publication Salzburger Nachrichten. "We do not know what Kimi wants to do in a year from now. We do have a close relationship with him, though, so of course that generates speculation."
Furthermore, Mateschitz added that Red Bull Racing may feel no need to replace Mark Webber after the Australian's current contract comes to an end later this year. "If Webber is fast and sufficiently motivated, we can't just thank him for his top performances and then give Räikkönen his cockpit," the 65-year-old businessman concluded.