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F1 NEWS 

Raikkonen in no hurry to decide future

Kimi Raikkonen says he is in no hurry to make a decision about his future and claimed calmly in Bahrain that he can take as long as he wants to make up his mind.

The Finn's contract with McLaren expires at the end of the year and he has remained tight-lipped about his plans, despite reports claiming he is set to drive for Ferrari next season.

Raikkonen's future at McLaren, however, is likely to depend on how competitive his car is in the races before he has to make a definite decision.

"Let's wait and see. I can wait as long as I want," the Finn said.

"My decision will not depend only on the car, or only on the money, it is the package," Raikkonen added.

"I would never do a contract with anybody that would not give me equal service. You have to always have the same package as your teammate, without that you are not able to get it right."

Finnish press reported this week Raikkonen had said he had not signed a Ferrari contract yet, but the McLaren driver claimed he had been misquoted.

"I never said 'yet'. It was a misunderstanding with a journalist. I said I drive for McLaren and don't have a contract with Ferrari. I never said 'yet'."

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