As Ferrari celebrate a podium finish in Bahrain from Kimi Raikkonen, the talk now centers on his contract renewal and if the 2007 champ will be retained by the Scuderia.
According to team boss Maurizio Arrivebene, it’s a blank sheet of paper now and he likes when Kimi is awake and alert instead of falling asleep with apathy toward his career and performance:
“He has demonstrated he’s a great driver so if you’re asking now if he deserves to renew the option, I’m going to say yes.
“But if I’m going to say yes, I don’t want a driver to fall asleep.”
So the insomniac has awaken after a brief Italian slumber and is now ready to get a contract extension. The question is, would you re-sign Kimi or are there better options for Ferrari at the moment?
Accusing your driver of sleeping at the wheel isn’t the best endorsement but it’s Maurizio’s style and he’s blunt with his assessments.
Arrivebene says Raikkonen is best under pressure and perhaps the biggest pressure is a contract renewal? So would you take a one or two year extension for Kimi at presumably many millions?
Hat Tip: BBC