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AUGUST 28, 2005

Why we should not believe too many denials

It is worth noting that while there is much talk of premature rumours of Kimi Raikkonen signing at Ferrari, it is exactly the right moment for Ferrari to make a move. In July 1998 Michael Schumacher signed to drive for Ferrari between 2000-2002 and the extension that he signed for the 2003-2004 seasons was agreed in May 2001. Or to put it another way, the team likes to have its deals squared away well in advance and, based on its previous decisions, the suggestion that Raikkonen agreed a deal in May may not seem as silly as it may have sounded a week ago.