McLaren hint at bid to bring in Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen


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The Independent Online

The McLaren team principal Martin Whitmarsh, has hinted he may yet make a move for Kimi Raikkonen after failing to sign him last year.

Conceding that he is "a big fan" of Raikkonen, who previously drove for McLaren from 2002 to 2006, Whitmarsh has not entirely dismissed the idea of the 33-year-old driver, who is contracted to Lotus, returning and said: "I probably shouldn't be, but I'm completely open. Last year we had talks with him, but for various reasons it didn't happen. This year we've had no talks – yet."