Kimi Raikkonen says he will feel some sadness if he is forced to turn his back on Formula 1 next year -- but says he will have no second thoughts about following Ferrari to a breakaway championship.
With the Formula One Teams' Association (FOTA) having announced on Thursday that it is to set up a breakaway series in 2010, it means that many big name stars will stick with their teams out of F1.
Raikkonen said at Silverstone, prior to confirmation of the breakaway plans, that he would be following Ferrari wherever they went.
"For sure the team are going to race somewhere, I have a contract, so I race whatever they are planning to do," said the Finn. "Of course we all want to be in F1 with a proper F1 as it has been, with good rules, but it is not up to the drivers. There are a lot of things going on, and I am going to race wherever this team is going to be. If F1, then great, but if not then it is going to be something else.
"I would like to be in F1. That is why I came to F1 and why I am still here. It is the biggest racing in the world, with the best drivers and teams. So it will be sad to lose it."