Raikkonen too expensive for Toyota admits Howett

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Although Toyota Team President John Howett confirmed that the team is in talks with 2007 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen, it is very unlikely that the Cologne-based outfit will be able to reach a deal with the 'Iceman'.

Howett said to the Swiss publication 'Motorsport Aktuell': "He (Raikkonen) gave us back a figure that is much too high. He says he has two options, so we are going to wait."

Raikkonen is believed to be in talks with both Toyota and McLaren and would be asking the same amount of the teams which he will receive for ending his contract with Ferrari one year early: €25 million.