Raikkonen's salary demands are too high for Toyota

Toyota will not reach a deal with Kimi Raikkonen for next season unless he drops his pay demands, team president John Howett has revealed.

The Cologne-based team has made Raikkonen an offer, Howett revealed last weekend in Brazil.

"He gave us back a figure that is much too high," he is quoted as saying by the Swiss publication Motorsport Aktuell. "He says he has two options, so we are going to wait and call his bluff."

It is believed that Raikkonen will receive about 25 million Euros from Ferrari for the early termination of his contract, while his management is asking about the same amount from both McLaren and Toyota!

Kimi, there is a difference between VALUE and WORTH – perhaps you need to get your dictionary out and refresh your understanding of these concepts.

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Richard Bailey

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