Although the rumor mill seems to think that the 26-year-old driver has signed a contract with the Maranello based team, he was quoted by the 'sid' agency as placing the saga in McLaren's favor.
''The truth is that I have not yet signed with anyone,'' 'iceman' Raikkonen answered, when queried about 2007.
While that statement is nothing new, Kimi goes on to reveal that he is leaning towards staying in silver, where his 2007 McLaren teammate would be Fernando Alonso.
He said: ''It looks more likely that I will stay with McLaren, rather than go somewhere else.''
In the same interview, Kimi also appeared more positive than in the recent past about his 2006-spec McLaren racer.
''The car's handling is good,'' Raikkonen insisted, ''and the whole package is now a lot better. Our lap times improved by about three seconds in the course of winter testing.''
[Editor's Note: If Kimi stays Juan Montoya is out of a job. Might we see him at Ferrari?]