News has broken today that Kimi Raikkonen will be retained by Scuderia Ferrari for the 2016 season. The Finn will enter his sixth season with the team across two stints, from 2007 to 2009 and 2014 until at least the end of 2016.
The ‘Iceman’, now 35 won the championship for Ferrari in 2007, and is the most recent driver to do so for the team, snatching the title from the squabbling McLarens by one point at the final race in Brazil. However his second stint with the team has been much less successful, achieving just one podium to date – second place at this year’s Bahrain Grand Prix.
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The announcement fills in one of the biggest pieces in the 2016 driver market puzzle, which saw the likes of Valtteri Bottas, Nico Hulkenberg and Daniel Ricciardo linked to the second Ferrari seat alongside Sebastian Vettel, who is contracted until at least the end of 2017.