A recent interview with former Ferrari driver and 2007 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen has revealed the Finn to be enjoying his foray into the World Rally  Championship, and not keen to make a return to the Formula 1 grid – although he didn’t completely rule it out as a possibility either…

Kimi RaikkonenWhen asked by Austria’s Kleine Zeitung at a Red Bull sponsor junket if he would consider a return to the F1 grid, he answered: “Sure, anything is possible.”

But when asked if he still believes the moniker “Räikkönen, the F1 driver” still fits, his answer was perhaps a little more telling.

“The past is what it is — over. I don’t miss it.”

Kimi certainly seemed happy with his role in the Citröen Junior Team in the WRC championship, with whom he lies tenth overall in the Drivers’ Championship standings with 15 points to his name.

“I love this job and the whole environment. But I have much to learn and I want to be good at what I do. With a relaxed setting you do not go far.”

Would he want to add a World Rally title to his F1 title? “No one can see into the future, but yes, it is a dream,” he said. “Now it is the time to learn; my Formula 1 past does me no harm.”

[Original image via AUTOSPORT]

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Richard Bailey

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Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.