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Ferrari Confirm Raikkonen Return for 2018

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

In what is the first domino to fall amongst the ‘silly season’ rumors, Ferrari have announced that Kimi Raikkonen will return for the 2018 Formula 1 season.

The agreement is set as another one-year deal, which has continued each season since 2015.

The 37-year-old Finn is the Italian squad’s last F1 World Champion, a decade ago in 2007. However, this season Raikkonen, who sits fifth in the championship, has been outscored by teammate Sebastian Vettel by 86 points and currently leads the championship standings.

The statement from Ferrari:

Ferrari announces that Scuderia Ferrari has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen. The Finnish driver will therefore race for the Maranello team in the 2018 Formula One World Championship.

 

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Joey Barnes is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, IndyCar.com and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.