Ferrari have re-signed Kimi Raikkonen for the 2017 season ending speculation that Sergio Perez, Valtteri Bottas or any other driver might be taking that seat.
One of Kimi’s most beloved character traits is his no-fuss approach to Formula 1. He isn’t rattled by much but he isn’t jazzed by much either. The point is, he’s no drama and with Mercedes struggling to keep their top dogs under the porch, Ferrari’s desire for a harmonious driver pairing makes sense.
Sticking with the evil you know is a term often used and has some logic especially when trying to get a car chassis and engine sorted. Sergio Marchionne was suggesting that Kimi’s performance needed to pick up but the Finn has done well this year and the lack of drama is a positive so the team can get on with the business of making a 2017 car. Ferrari said:
“Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen. The driver line-up for the 2017 racing season will still consist of the Finnish driver and Sebastian Vettel.”