Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen who finished third at the Hungarian Grand Prix is approaching the end of his contract with Ferrari. His 2-year contract with Ferrari came to an end with the 2016 F1 season but he signed an extension deal till 2018.
Will Ferrari once again retain the Fin or will Charles Leclerc be Vettel’s new teammate?
The 2007 World Champion came to Ferrari in 2014 after splitting away from Lotus. He entered Formula One with Sauber-Petronas in the year 2001. Kimi Raikkonen has 20 wins to his name with 46 fastest laps to his name.
The 39-year-old ageing driver was accused of slowing down with age. But he has shown some great pace in his recent races. He has been in a splendid form finishing at the podium with on a regular basis.
The podium recently
Kimi Raikkonen has taken to the podium after finishing third in the British Grand Prix, German Grand Prix and now the Hungarian Grand Prix last Sunday. Kimi Raikkonen has proved all his critics wrong by showing some handsome pace on the tracks.
Before the British Grand Prix he finished second at the Austrian Grand Prix and since then he has maintained a great consistency. Sources are also linking him to McLaren which was initially keen on having Daniel Ricciardo.
But with Ricciardo almost certain to stay at Red Bull Racing, will McLaren pitch for Raikkonen? Or will Ferrari retain the in-form Kimi Raikkonen to get more out of the Fin? Or will he be replaced by the impressive youngster Charles Leclerc?