Raikkonen’s manager, Steve Robertson confirmed that the deal with Red Bull is off. The Finn is now on Lotus and Ferrari’s radar.
After months of speculation, we now have an official statement by Steve Robertson, Kimi Raikkonen’s manager:
“Kimi is not going to Red Bull. Our negotiations did not go accordingly and they ended a while ago. But Kimi will continue in F1 with 99.99% certainty. No deal has been done so far”
Raikkonen is strongly linked with a return to Ferrari, but staying at Lotus is also a possibility.
Robertson’s statement confirms that Red Bull will announce Daniel Ricciardo this weekend.