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Raikkonen comeback: Barrichello and Sutil must continue to tremble

Raikkonen comeback?
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W uring Kimi Raikkonen is fighting for the last World Rally Championship points of the season in Wales, the Finn is also the big topic in the Abu Dhabi paddock, 6,000 kilometers away. The possible comeback of the 2007 world champion is causing a lot of speculation. Some even claim the Finn's return is already a done deal.

Raikkonen with Qatar help to comeback?

The iceman's commitment apparently also depends on Williams' financial aid from the middle east gets. The listed racing team with its hybrid department has been active in Qatar for three years. Now it is hoped that the Gulf emirate will finally return the favor with a big sponsorship contract.

It is unclear whether Williams can and wants to afford the services of Raikkonen without financial support. Allegedly, the 32-year-old is willing to cut big salary just to get one foot back in Formula 1. Little is heard from Kimi herself on the subject. A few days ago the Iceman confirmed for the first time that he was talking to Williams.

Barrichello and Sutil on hold

If Raikkonen signs with the traditional racing team from Grove, he would raise the hopes of destroy two competitors at once. Rubens Barrichello had actually planned to drive his 20th Formula 1 season with Williams in the coming year. 'I talk to a lot of teams and wait for calls,' said the record starter. 'I won't say goodbye to my fans just yet.'

The second pilot to speculate on the Barrichello cockpit is Adrian Sutil. Force India team boss Vijay Mallya has still not made any official statements about who will be allowed to drive in 2012. But all signs speak for Nico H├╝lkenberg and Paul di Resta and against Sutil - although the German won eight of the last ten qualifying duels and is well ahead of his Scottish teammate in the World Cup. 'I don't know what else to do,' Sutil grumbled. 'I can't do more than drive fast and score points regularly.'


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