Kort nyhet, mycket annat som ni märker. Men det låter bara för märkligt; Kimi Räikkönen tjänar mer pengar nästa säsong om han låter bli att tävla, än om han får en sits i ett stall. Så här skriver f1-live.com;
Kimi Raikkonen stands to make more money in 2010 if he takes a sabbatical. Germany’s Auto Motor und Sport reports that if the Finn accepts McLaren’s current offer, he will earn €15m in 2010, as opposed to €17m if he has a season on the sidelines.
According to his termination deal with Ferrari, the Italian team has promised to pay Raikkonen €17m if he does not race in F1 next year, and €10m if he finds suitable employment elsewhere.
Realising this, McLaren has reportedly offered Raikkonen just 5 million for the 2010 seat, concluding that €15m in total earnings is a very healthy amount for the 2007 world champion.
Presently, Raikkonen’s management team of Steve and David Robertson is demanding that McLaren pay a full retainer, plus agree to a reduced amount of sponsorship days for their charge.
Nick Heidfeld has been touted as McLaren’s ‘plan B’, and in an interview with spox.com, the German was asked about Martin Whitmarsh’s recent statement that the German veteran is perhaps F1’s most underrated driver.
“At the moment I’m not ruling out any team,” he answered.
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