Ferrari retain Raikkonen for 2016

Ferrari are to retain Kimi Raikkonen for 2016 and be Sebastian Vettel’s partner as they decided on Wednesday to keep the 2007 world champion.

Ferrari had been considering whether to drop the finn because of the his recent form in qualifying and in the race. Valterri Bottas looked to be the favourite to replace Raikkonen if Ferrari where to get rid of him but it is likely that Bottas will stay at Williams.

Raikkonen’s best result so far has been 2nd at the Bahrain grand prix where Vettel has won the Malaysian and the Hungarian grand prixs.

Ferrari are currently in 2nd place in the Constructors champion behind Mercedes as they head into the Belgian grand prix.

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