Raikkonen to stay at Ferrari next season

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Friday 8th July, 2016 - 6:25pm

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Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen

Ferrari has confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen will stay at the squad for the 2017 season.

The Finn’s future at the Maranello squad had been uncertain with the 2007 world champion’s contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Ferrari has now moved to end the speculation surrounding its second seat by confirming a new deal for Raikkonen.

The announcement, which arrives on the eve of the British Grand Prix, will see the 36-year-old continue to partner Sebastian Vettel next season.

Raikkonen rejoined Ferrari in 2014 having previously enjoyed a three-year stint from 2007-2009, which yielded nine wins and the 2007 world championship.

“Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen,” read a statement from Ferrari.

“The driver line-up for the 2017 racing season will still consist of the Finnish driver and Sebastian Vettel.”

Raikkonen is lying tied third in the championship standings after recording four podium finishes from the nine races this season.

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