The Finn, nicknamed the 'Iceman', is playing a cool hand after ending his contract for next year with Ferrari, with McLaren and Toyota his most likely destinations if he stays in formula one.

Kimi Raikkonen has refused even to rule out a switch to America's premier NASCAR racing categories in 2010.

The Finn, nicknamed the 'Iceman', is playing a cool hand after ending his contract for next year with Ferrari, with McLaren and Toyota his most likely destinations if he stays in formula one.

But Raikkonen, who turns 30 on Saturday, is also an avid rallying fan, and was asked by Italy's La Gazzetta dello Sport at Interlagos if a switch to the USA is another option.

He answered this his future is "wide open", but elsewhere in the paddock of the Brazilian GP venue played down the NASCAR link.

"I could race there if I wanted, but I'm not one of the biggest fans of NASCAR," Raikkonen told reporters.

Also in Gazzetta, Kimi's current Ferrari teammate Giancarlo Fisichella, to be the Italian team's reserve driver next year, revealed that he has not yet been approached for a F1 race seat in 2010.

"But the teams all know that in theory I am available to race," he said.

 

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