Kimi Raikkonen has played down the possibility that F1 drivers may travel to Australia next month without valid Superlicense credentials.

Kimi Raikkonen has played down the possibility that F1 drivers may travel to Australia next month without valid Superlicense credentials.

The Grand Prix Drivers' Association (GPDA), of which Ferrari's 2007 world champion is not a member, has asked all drivers to hold off paying the mandatory FIA fees for now amid a dispute over their rising expense with the governing body.

Three unnamed drivers have reportedly already paid up, and 28-year-old Raikkonen has now explained that it is unlikely the drivers will travel to Melbourne next month with the standoff still ongoing.

FIA president Max Mosley has warned drivers who do not want to pay the fees to either sit out grands prix or switch to a more affordable series.

Raikkonen told Italy's Corriere della Sera: "Everyone is more or less happy to pay the license, it's just that the price should be reasonable.

"This is the only problem, nobody wants to quarrel with anyone," he added.

 

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