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Raikkonen to replace Massa at Ferrari for 2014 F1?

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_66501994_alonso_kimi_afp_163869271Formula One Ex-world champion Kimi Raikkonen is all set to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari in the 2014 season, according to reports from Finnish newspaper Ilta-Sanomat.

Raikkonen drove for Ferrari from 2007-09, winning the title in his first season, next season the Italian squad to replace Felipe Massa, Raikkonen will get chance for drive Ferrari again.

BBC Sport reported that, a Ferrari spokesman said the Italian team were concentrating on improving their car to boost Fernando Alonso’s title challenge.

He added: “This is the exact same scenario as last year – with not only Kimi but a long list of other drivers allegedly going to Ferrari.

“At the moment our priority is produce the car for Fernando and Felipe (Massa) and a decision on the 2014 line-up will be made at the appropriate moment, which is not right now.”

On Monday, Raikkonen’s manager Steve Robertson told BBC Sport’s chief F1 writer Andrew Benson that the 20-time grand prix winner, 33, would not be driving for Red Bull next year.

Robertson said: “Talks broke down. We haven’t spoken for a little while and it’s clear Kimi won’t be driving for Red Bull in 2014.

“Kimi’s a free agent. He still has options out there.

“There’s a lot of things happening behind the scenes and I’m pretty confident he will be in F1 next year.”

Asked specifically whether Ferrari were an option, he said: “Until they confirm their seats, my job is to speak to all the teams and see what’s available.”

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