Ferrari retain Kimi Raikkonen for 2017
After weeks of speculation surrounding the Finn’s future in the sport, Ferrari have confirmed that they will be keeping Kimi until at least the end of next season.
With Sebastian Vettel proving himself to be comfortably the quicker driver since the pair became teammates, many believed the 36-year-old Raikkonen would be released at the end of 2016.
His case has been helped by an improvement in form having already scored more podium finishes this season than he did in the entirety of 2015. The other factor is the lack of big-name replacements available at the moment.
Daniel Ricciardo, Max Verstappen, Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez have been talked about as potential targets in the media, but all of them are under contract with their respective teams, making it difficult for Ferrari to acquire them.
Entertainment on the team radio has been secured for the foreseeable future…