Just when we were all so bored with Formula 1’s Silly Season that Force India was becoming interesting, a newspaper in Finland has saved the day.
Ilta-Sanomat is reporting that Kimi Raikkonen is going to switch from Citroen to Ford in the World Rally Championship next season, a deal that could also open up a few outings in NASCAR events.
Here’s one link to AFP recounting the news.
Now, I suppose if you want to be picky, you’ll call this one a big rumor. True enough. But one fact we’ve got is that Kimi and Citroen haven’t been able to do a deal. So his signing somewhere else is a possibility.
And I think Kimi still carries a big enough name that bringing him over to the U.S. for what might be a token spin in a stock car is plausible.
For Raikkonen, I’d think the chance to break into the U.S. market would be intriguing. (Maybe more intriguing is just getting a pay check.)
I’d make more jokes here, but I really spent all my creative energy in the headline.
We’ll see if there’s anything to this.