The chances of a Raikkonen return

The chances of a Raikkonen return

After AUTOSPORT broke the news that Kimi Raikkonen had made a new push to return to Formula 1 with Renault, Jonathan Noble examines why the Finn might be considering a comeback - and the chances of it happening

There are few places on the Formula 1 calendar that quite ooze history like Monza. As you pass inside the walls of the famous park, through the crumbling brickwork gates and past rusty fences, you cannot help but get lost in thoughts of which famous names have driven the same path as you.

Drive through the back entrance, past the Golf Club on your right, you drop under the old concrete tunnels that now hold the new track surface above them, and you end up on another piece of circuit. Stop here for a few seconds, look to the left and right, and there, a couple of hundred metres up the road, you can see the old Monza banking spiralling out of view. The hairs on the back of your neck stick up.

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