Raikkonen to retire after 2015 season

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Kimi Raikkonen told the press today that 2015 will most likely be his last year in Formula 1. While that may very well be true, one wonders if Ferrari feel the same? Some rumors have placed Kimi out of the team at the end of this year but as I said, those are rumors. Kimi said:

“Until my contract is finished, and then I will probably stop.

“That is what I think is going to happen.”

Raikkonen has every reason to believe that his contract will be fulfilled but Ferrari has paid him to leave early before and the driver from Finland ins’t exactly lighting up the scoring board this year with his lackluster performances. There is a reason for that though and it may be similar to the reason Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel is struggling.

The new cars have a markedly different downforce trait that has caught both drivers out. It suggests the car doesn’t behave the way they like a car too and is antithetical to their driving style. Can it be overcome for 2015? Chances are it can be improved but will Kimi still be here to see it?

Kimi loves rallying but yet again, here is a world-class driver that the WEC could easily pick up and bolster their roster with. Mark Webber, Kimi Raikkonen, Jenson Button (Nick Heidfeld is already there), Giancarlo Fisichella, Mika Salo, Jerome D’ Ambrosio and many more. Would love to see kimi in WEC!

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