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Räikkönen happy to help Massa where he can - Kimi knows what he's got to do for the team

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It’s the 22nd October 2008, and this is F1Minute.

Kimi Räikkönen has confirmed that he was happy about giving up his place to Massa in the Chinese Grand Prix, and that he’d do so again in an instant. Regarding the switch, Räikkönen said: “Once you don’t fight for the title anymore, it doesn’t make a difference if I come in second or third, as long as the points for Ferrari remain the same.” For the Brazil race, he said: “I’d be glad if I could do something for Felipe, that he can win the title and Ferrari will be again victorious in the constructors’ championship in the last race of the season.” That’s quite a wishlist!

Elsewhere, are reporting that members of the Montreal government have flown in to meet with Bernie Ecclestone in London today to discuss the future of the Canadian Grand Prix. The mayor and two ministers are meeting or have met with Ecclestone, and have said that they are willing to negotiate. Apparently the Grand Prix is worth around $75 million to Montreal, and brings in plenty of spin off tourism as well.

That’s it for today, I’ll be back tomorrow with another F1Minute.