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Raikkonen to turn down Red Bull and return to Ferrari - Reports

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Kimi Raikkonen could be set to snub Red Bull and return to Ferrari, according to a Finnish media report.

Raikkonen famously won his 2007 championship with the Scuderia before leaving the team in 2009 to take two years out for rallying. He has impressed since his return with Lotus in 2012, winning two races and remains firmly in the championship picture with nine races to go.

Kimi has been lined up with a move to Red Bull, replacing Mark Webber for 2014 and joining his good friend Sebastian Vettel. However Finland's Ilta Sanomat has said its' report is based on information from its' "sources".

The thought could be that Raikkonen would replace the man who replaced him at Ferrari for 2010, Fernando Alonso, as the Spaniard could be being tempted away from the marquee Italian team.

Despite that, many see the prospect of an Alonso/Vettel partnership as highly unlikely.

"I was surprised by these (media) reports," admitted Daniel Juncadella, a young Spanish driver who is being linked with a future at the Williams team.

"It's quite hard to believe," he told Russia's Championat. "Of course he would have a very good chance to become world champion again if he was at Red Bull -- but we'll see."

Another man linked with Red Bull's second seat in 2014 is current Toro Rosso driver Daniel Ricciardo, the young Australian has impressed at several races this season and should he get the call up, young Portuguese Antonio Felix da Costa is being lined up as his replacement.

Toro Rosso team boss Franz Tost told Brazil's Totalrace: "Antonio Felix da Costa is one of the candidates, but let's wait for Red Bull's decision.

"If they take Daniel, then we will assess who will be the choice for our second cockpit," the Austrian added.

Da Costa, 21, is currently racing in Formula Renault 3.5 series and is fifth in the championship.

 

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