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Last Updated: Saturday, 15 October 2005, 13:05 GMT 14:05 UK
Raikkonen rules out Ferrari move
Kimi Raikkonen
Raikkonen's shot at the 2006 title was ruined by technical problems
Kimi Raikkonen has denied speculation linking him to Ferrari as a replacement for Michael Schumacher in 2007.

The Finn's contract with McLaren expires next season - when Schumacher is expected to retire - but he insists he has not struck a deal with Ferrari.

"I have heard the rumours and want to say that I have definitely not signed anything with Ferrari," Raikkonen told German newspaper Bild Daily.

"If both parties are successful, it's possible I'll stay at McLaren forever."

Raikkonen joined McLaren from Sauber in 2002 to fill the shoes of retiring compatriot and two-time champion Mikka Hakkinen.

As a young boy my dream was to join McLaren-Mercedes
Kimi Raikkonen

The Finn finished as runner-up to Fernando Alonso in the drivers championship this season and wants to go further with the Woking-based team.

"I want to be in the fastest car," said Raikkonen.

"As a young boy my dream was to join McLaren-Mercedes because of Mika Hakkinen.

"I am here now and extremely happy to be so."




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