Saturday, September 24, 2011

Venezuelans will decide if Räikkönen comes back to F1

Kimi Räikkönen intends to come back to F1 in 2012 as Williams driver. Williams want Räikkönen, but it's still up to money if the contract comes through or not. Räikkönen's salary demand is about 10 million dollars and Williams is currently negotiating about funding his salary with the oil company PDVSA from Venezuela.

PDVSA has sponsored Williams this season, where Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado is driving. Maldonado will also drive in Williams next season with the support of PDVSA. PDVSA is willing to fund also Räikkönen's salary but in the end it's up to if the company will get visibility for their money in Williams' activity. This year PDVSA has sponsored Williams with about 24 million dollars but next season the amount of money would be a lot bigger if Räikkönen would come to the team.

Courtesy: Nicole

No comments: