Did He or Didn't He: Only Kimi Knows for Sure

Lots of people in F1 are already talking about Kimi Raikkonen's new spot on Scuderia Ferrari as if it's a done deal. Not so, says Raikkonen, who's currently flogging for McLaren-Mercedes, but has been symbolically relegated to the #2 spot since the signing of 2005 champion Fernando Alonzo. Reports from Germany this week, however, indicate the Finn has signed a five-year (gulp) $150 million contract with Ferrari, where he would partner with Michael Schumacher. Greener paddocks, indeed. [Thanks to Peter for the tip.]

F1 Champ Alonzo Signs with McLaren for 2007; Schumacher's Second-Place Finish Not Bad, Says Todt [internal]