Fisichella hints at 2007 Renault line-up
|By Pablo Elizalde
||Wednesday, June 14th 2006, 11:22 GMT
Giancarlo Fisichella says he will partner Kimi Raikkonen or Heikki Kovalainen if he stays at the Renault team next season.
Fisichella's contract comes to an end this year and the Roman is still hopeful of staying at the French squad next year, although he admits he still doesn't know where his future lies.
The Renault driver, however, says that if he stays in the team, he will be partnered by a Finnish driver.
"I don't know who would be my teammate next year in Renault, but I know that he will be a Finn: Raikkonen or Kovalainen," the Italian told Gazzetta dello Sport.
Kovalainen is the team's test driver and Renault boss Flavio Briatore said last year the highly-rated Finn would land a race seat in 2007.
McLaren driver Raikkonen has also been linked with Renault as he continues to evaluate his options for the future now that his current contract expires. Raikkonen has also been linked with the Ferrari team.
Renault are yet to announce their drivers for 2007, with both their seats up for grabs following the announcement that world champion Fernando Alonso will move to McLaren.
Fisichella is still hoping to keep his seat, but the Italian says it's too early to know.
"I will know (my future) soon. The driver market is warming up," said the Italian.