Connect with us

2018 F1

Raikkonen hints he wants 2019 F1 deal

Published

on

  • 2
    Shares

Kimi Raikkonen has hinted he wants a new deal at Ferrari for 2019.

Charles Leclerc and Daniel Ricciardo are linked with the Finn’s seat, but Sebastian Vettel has made clear he wants his friend Raikkonen to stay.

“I think he’s fast enough compared to anyone out there,” the German told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Ferrari may find it easy to find a driver, but it’s much more difficult to find someone with the same values and respect,” he added.

Raikkonen, 38, was coy when asked if he wants to stay.

“It’s not my decision,” he said. “It depends on the team and they know exactly what I want. I do not drive in formula one if I do not have fun,” he said.

“The pleasure of driving is the only thing that keeps me here. I can do without everything else, even though it’s the way it is.

“The decision is influenced by many things, but at least my passion for racing will not disappear from this moment to the end of the season,” Raikkonen added.

Loading...

Comments

Latest Results

Latest F1 News

2019 F112 hours ago

Hamilton defends ‘taking time’ with Lauda comments

2SharesLewis Hamilton has defended his silence until now about the death of Niki Lauda. Lauda, the F1 legend and Mercedes...

2019 F112 hours ago

Raikkonen not ruling out F1 2021 contract

2SharesKimi Raikkonen says it is possible he will keep racing beyond the end of his current contract. Having debuted in...

2019 F112 hours ago

Magnussen will quit F1 if title hopes fade

2SharesKevin Magnussen says he doesn’t want to be “best of the rest” for his entire Formula 1 career. “I will...

2019 F112 hours ago

Ferrari taking ‘extra risks’ to catch up – Binotto

2SharesMattia Binotto has denied that Sebastian Vettel got preferential treatment that resulted in Charles Leclerc being stranded near the back...

2019 F113 hours ago

Ferrari denies need to scrap front wing concept

2SharesMattia Binotto has played down suggestions Ferrari needs to scrap its front wing design. Early in 2019, the Italian team...

2019 F113 hours ago

F1 scraps plans for standard gearbox design

2SharesPlans to standardise gearbox design in 2021 have been scrapped. Earlier, tenders were issued by the FIA not only for...

2019 F115 hours ago

I need explanations, Leclerc furious after Ferrari mistake

2SharesFerrari team principal Mattia Binotto already admits that, it was an ‘error of judgement’ that saw Charles Leclerc‘s terrible knockout...

2019 F115 hours ago

Binotto admits Alfa Romeo designer could return to Ferrari

2SharesFerrari could recall its former chief designer from Alfa Romeo. Mid last year, it emerged that Simone Resta would move...

2019 F115 hours ago

Villeneuve comments ‘irritating’ – Williams

2SharesClaire Williams has admitted comments made recently by the team’s last world champion Jacques Villeneuve were “irritating”. Under her leadership,...

2019 F116 hours ago

This one’s for Niki – Hamilton

2Shares2019 Monaco Grand Prix pole marked 85th of the Lewis Hamilton and second of the season. The Brit was rapid...

Most Popular

ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

References
We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media