Kimi Räikkönen’s management has confirmed that the 2007 World Champion has stopped scouting for options to return to the F1 stage next season, claiming no one Kimi Raikkonen will not return to F1 in 2011, but hasn't ruled out a comeback in future... was interested that the Finn wants to stay in the World Rally Championship next season.

Räikkönen’s long-time manager, Steve Robertson, told Finland’s MTV3 station that his client was happy with the status quo, having recently been linked with a possible move to the Renault F1 team for 2011.

“We’re no longer looking at opportunities in F1. Kimi seems to be focused on rallying at the moment,” Robertson said.

When asked if Räikkönen would ever consider a return to the F1 stage, Robertson wasn’t about to rule that option out entirely, adding: “Never say never, but right now our eye is not on F1.

“At the moment nothing has been signed [for the World Rally Championship]. We’re talking to several teams.”

The Citroen Junior squad seems likely to re-sign Räikkönen for the 2011 WRC season.

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