Raikkonen to drive again for Ferrari in 2018 F1 championship

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 23, 2017 08:12 AM
Raikkonen to drive again for Ferrari in 2018 F1 championship
Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland walks in the paddock at the Silverstone racetrack, Silverstone, England, Thursday, July 7, 2016. The British Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday July 10. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen signed a one-year extension to his contract at Ferrari on Tuesday and will race for the Italian Formula One team next year.

Raikkonen joined from McLaren in 2007, winning the drivers' title in his first year with Ferrari.

The Finnish driver left F1 at the end of 2009 but returned with Lotus two years later, and rejoined Ferrari for the 2014 campaign.

The 37-year-old Raikkonen has not won a race since his return to Ferrari, and he lies fifth in the drivers' championship, 86 points behind teammate Sebastian Vettel, who leads the standings.

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