Williams considering Raikkonen

Austrian Christian ‘Toto’ Wolff told the Kronen Zeitung that the Finn, who won his title with Ferrari, was one of several names on their list of possible drivers for next season.

“We are in conversation with Raikkonen,” he said. “But he is only one of several options.”

Former champions Willi-ams, enduring their worst season in Formula One with five points from 17 races, have said nothing officially about any contacts with the 32-year-old ‘Iceman’ despite mounting media speculation.

Asked recently whether Raikkonen might return to race for Williams next year, team chairman Adam Parr refused to be drawn.

 “Our race drivers are Pastor Maldonado and Rubens Barrichello and if, and when, that changes we will make an appropriate announcement,” he said.  Raikkonen, who is still popular with the F1 fans, told the latest edition of F1 Racing magazine that anything was possible but nothing had been decided.

Barrichello has said he wants to keep racing and is expecting a decision on his future before his home season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Nov 27.

Adrian Sutil is likely to be another strong option for Williams if the experienced German is not retained by Force India.

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