Kimi Raikkonen, easily one of our favorite current drivers in Formula 1, may be making a move from Lotus to Ferrari, according to a Finnish tabloid called Ilta-Sanomat. Raikkonen, who won the driver's championship in 2007 with the Italian brand, is in high demand and is also rumored to have options on the table from Red Bull and his current team.

Of course, a move by Kimi to Ferrari means at least one of the Maranello-based outfit would need to find another ride. Driving ace Fernando Alonso has publicly voiced his displeasure with the Ferrari chassis, and rumors have the Spaniard considering a move to Red Bull to replace Mark Webber. Buckle up, folks, this Silly Season is shaping up to be bumpy...


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 26 Comments
      sloturbo
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'd like to see Kimi stay right where he is as long as they can pay him (on time). Most teams don't do well with 2 super big egos.
      GFB
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kimi won't play #2 to Fernando and Fernando won't play #2 to Seb. Ferrari won't play games with arguably the top driver in F1 who single-handedly wrestled a poor handling car to within a point of the world championship last year. Montezemolo needs to stop playing bad cop with Fernando and needs to get the guys at the F1 team to get their act together. The only thing that is clear is that there will be changes of fortune among manufacturers with the new rules next year. If Red Bull continues dominance, Adrian Newey will be canonized.
      Number23
      • 1 Year Ago
      There is no way Alonso is moving to Red Bull to be the #2 driver. No way.
        sloturbo
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Number23
        And Alonso would have to drive an Infiniti road car. Don't think he wants to give up his F430 or LaFerrari
      Jake S
      • 1 Year Ago
      For anyone who keeps track of these sorts of things, it was 25 years ago today that Enzo Ferrari died.
      John
      • 1 Year Ago
      why isnt there alot more f1 here in the states? oh yea i forgot, we've got nascar :(
        Jason
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John
        The 2005 US Grand Prix incident didn't help things. And after the following year went silent until last year. I"m not a fan of NASCAR, but you can't deny that its been a successful commercial sport here in the US.
      budwsr25
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ferrari needs Michael Schumacher back. He is the one who put ferrari back on top during the 90\'s and in to the 2000\'s. He knows how cars should feel and was a key player in it\'s designs. I think if he comes back with the right team ferrari will be on top again. I never did like Fernando Alonso going to Ferrari. He always made it seem that going to ferrari was entitlement after he won his championship on 05. He didn\'t give mclaren 100% I dont think he even gave 50% because he wanted to be a ferrari driver and all the prestige that went with it. I ferrari wants to be on top again it needs to stop getting these drivers who just bounce from team to team and stick with 2 guys who not only want chanpionships but want to work hard to get them.
        Kampfire
        • 1 Year Ago
        @budwsr25
        First Schumi came back for Mercedes and not McLaren. Second, you're telling me Alonso doesn't have the drive to win a championship? He's one of the best drivers on the grid. Third Shumi is never coming back, hes way too old. Fourth, shame on you autoblog for posting this garbage. This is just summer break rumors.
        Cayman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @budwsr25
        I seriously doubt Sumacher was a key player in the design. I'm sure he gave important input on how it feels and how he wants it to feel, but I don't think he was spending long hours in the wind tunnel fine tuning designs. And Schumacher will be 45, he's not coming back to F1. He's far too old. And McLaren? When did he race for Mclaren?
      LOLO
      • 1 Year Ago
      there is no silly season you stop reporting and it wont be silly.
        GFB
        • 1 Year Ago
        @LOLO
        Are you suggesting that people fire themselves or lay themselves off in this economy?
      Ben Lee
      • 1 Year Ago
      kubica going to make it back to f1?
        Ziom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ben Lee
        I doubt he will ever come back to F1. I follow his progress and he's been rallying with quite good results. He said himself that due to his nerve damage he might never be able to drive an F1 car again.
      Jason
      • 1 Year Ago
      I know this is only a blog, but why are you posting a story that Ferrari's already denied to be true? This is just news fluff to keep Formula 1 in the headlines. Same thing with the supposed "Alonso to Red Bull" story.
        budwsr25
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jason
        Ferrari doesn't have team orders.
        Cayman
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Jason
        Probably because nobody seriously believes Ferrari is being completely honest in their statement: "Right now, we're really not giving any thought to the driver-market situation." Ha, yeah, sure you aren't thinking about driver market. Every team is constantly thinking about what drivers will be available, especially during the summer break.
      vi_per
      • 1 Year Ago
      Gimi Kimi.
      The Law
      • 1 Year Ago
      The second half of a F1 season is always exciting. Last year Lewis Hamilton announce his move to Mercedes AMG.
    • Load More Comments