Toyota puts offer on the table for Raikkonen

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Panasonic Toyota Racing has put an offer on the table for Kimi Raikkonen. This was confirmed by the Team President John Howett. The Iceman agreed to leave Ferrari a year before the end of his contract to make way for Fernando Alonso, thus is still searching a team for 2010.

Howett said to news agency 'Reuters': "We don't play too many games. We put on the table what we can afford and what we think is a serious offer in the current market. I think genuinely we could work well with him (Raikkonen), give him a car that's quick.

"We have had very good relationships with Scandinavian drivers in the rallying times that enjoy life and it works very well, so we could cope with it as a team."

Howett also insisted that the team is still in talks with both Jarno Trulli and Timo Glock. He added: "With both drivers we are still maintaining a degree of discussion.

"We have put an offer on the table with Jarno, I think that he himself is not dissatisfied with the financial offer, the bottom line to some extent is certain issues on the contract and I don't think they are negotiable from our side. He may well be in the car next year but it's not at all clear."