Räikkönen: 100% not signing for Renault

Stephan Heublein

Although Kimi Räikkönen has been out of GP racing for the whole of this season, he actually made more headlines in the coverage of Formula One this week than many of the current crop of drivers. Renault were the most blatant of the name-droppers, presumably to exert pressure on their number-two driver Vitaly Petrov and his potential replacements.

But it seems that Renault may have played the Kimi card once too often. The former F1 world champion expressed his annoyance in the Finnish daily Turun Sanomat: "I'm very disappointed by the way they've been using my name for marketing purposes."