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2018-05-29 10:01

Image: JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

Kimi Raikkonen has hit back at reports that suggest he will quit Formula 1 and return to world rally in 2019.

Toyota Gazoo Racing bosses Tommi Makinen and Mia Miettinen were both at Monaco last weekend and spotted on Raikkonen's yacht.

"Kimi could be a Toyota (rally) driver," Miettinen said, "but first he has to decide if he will continue his career with Ferrari."

Kimi to be a rally driver?

But when asked about the rumour, 38-year-old Raikkonen said any talk of a deal is wide of the mark.

READ: Vettel wants Raikkonen to stay at Ferrari

"I'm interested in rally for when my career ends at some point. It's no secret. But I have no agreement on anything. People write all kinds of things, but it's not my problem," Raikkonen added.

"The funniest thing was the story that said Mika Hakkinen confirmed it. Really? The writer and Mika - how much do they know about my life?"

Williams reserve driver Robert Kubica can imagine that Raikkonen will stay at Ferrari next year rather than retire from F1.

"Ferrari knows him very well, because he's driven for them for so many years. Continuity is also very important," the Pole told Ilta Sanomat newspaper.

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