Raikkonen listens to no-one

Tue, 5 December 2006, 03:49

As the final days of Kimi Raikkonen’s McLaren contract wind down, Ron Dennis has fired a parting shot at the Finn.

Ahead of the 27-year-old driver’s $51m switch to replace Michael Schumacher at Ferrari, McLaren team principal Dennis accused Raikkonen of spurning advice during his five year stay at Woking.

The pair’s relationship is understood to have fallen under strain following Raikkonen’s well-documented exploits in the tabloid headlines.

“It would have been helpful if Kimi had listened to those who tried to advise him,” the 59-year-old Briton, Dennis, was quoted as saying by Spain’s Diario As newspaper, “but I suspect that there is not a single person in the world to which he listens.”

Raikkonen joined Mercedes-powered McLaren in 2002, winning nine grands prix.


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