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Ferrari F1 officially confirmed retains Raikkonen for 2017

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Ferrari officially confirmed retains Raikkonen for 2017 F1

Ferrari officially confirmed retains Raikkonen for 2017 F1

Ferrari officially confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen has been retained for 2017.

Ferrari F1 team officially announced that it has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen,’ the team announced ahead of this weekend’s British GP. ‘The driver line-up for the 2017 racing season will still consist of the Finnish driver and Sebastian Vettel.’

Following finishing third in last week’s Austrian GP, Raikkonen is currently third in the Drivers’ Championship, level on points with Vettel.

“I would not be here if I did not enjoy it or if I did not feel like I can drive, if I did not feel like I can do it 100 per cent,” Raikkonen told reporters at Silverstone.

“It hasn’t changed. I feel I drive as well as I’ve driven for ever. If I didn’t feel like I’m driving well, I’m the first one to go away and not do it. If I wouldn’t be motivated, I would not be here wasting my own time or the team’s time.”

Raikkone still “happy” with Ferrari at his 100th race in red

“It’s always nice to come back to Silverstone, this place has a lot of history and I enjoy the circuit. The weather can be very tricky but there’s always been very good racing. Our approach to the weekend is the same as any other race, from tomorrow we’ll start to go through our program and see where we are. This is my 100th race with Ferrari, it doesn’t sound like a lot but it’s quite a few years.”

“This is the best team in F1, together we won a title in 2007, we had good years and some difficult ones. I’m really happy to be part of Ferrari, the atmosphere is fantastic, we are always pushing each other forward and hopefully we’ll get the team back where it belongs. It’s still a long season to go, we’ll face every race trying to maximize the result. We’ll see where we end up at the end of the year but I’m sure we can win races this year, we’ll keep fighting until is possible.”

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