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Christopher Bruce2013-08-19 19:41:57

Raikkonen Ends Talks with Red Bull; He Will Not Be Joining the Team

His manager says that he is still talking with other teams

 
 
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Raikkonen has ended talks with Red Bull and won't race with the team next season

Kimi Raikkonen's manager Steve Robertson says that negotiations between Raikkonen and Red BullRed BullRed BullAustria, 2004 > present12 models
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have come to an end, and he will not be joining the team next season. However, according to Robertson, Raikkonen is still in negotiations with other teams. 

"Kimi will not be driving for Red Bull in 2014. We held some talks, but a deal will not be happening," said Robertson.

The decision means that Raikkonen will most likely stay on LotusLotusLotusUnited Kingdom, 1952 > present68 models
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for next season, but that is not guaranteed quite yet. The team has not been completely healthy financially, and it could push Raikkonen away if there was an opening at another competitive team. Robertson says that he is still negotiating with other teams.

"We are pretty confident that Kimi will be in F1 next year. There are options - and that is plural - out there and I will continue to talk to teams. I am hopeful we will sort something out in the not too distant future," he said. 

The most likely candidate currently to take Mark Webber's vacant seat at Red Bull is Toro RossoToro RossoToro RossoItaly, 2006 > present10 models
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driver Daniel Ricciardo.

Raikkonen currently sits in second in the World Drivers' Championship. He is 38 points behind Sebastian Vettel  and one point ahead of Fernando Alonso.

Source: Autosport

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