Kimi Raikkonen has recently indicated that he wants to stay in Formula 1 beyond 2017. The 2007 F1 world champion, now 37, has been a solid if not standout performer during his second stint at Scuderia Ferrari, although the general perception is that he was outclassed by his respective teammates Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel.
Now, a fresh, young and Italian face is looming on the horizon in the form of Antonio Giovinazzi, and some people in the paddock are taking into consideration the possibility that Ferrari may be thinking of the 23-year-old for a future at the Maranello team. Kimi Raikkonen, on the other hand, is now the oldest driver on the grid and currently has only one year left from his contract with Scuderia Ferrari. However, ahead of the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix, Speed Week quotes Kimi Raikkonen as saying: “As long as I enjoy driving and my services are desired, I will stay in Formula 1.”
The Finnish driver placed fourth in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and is now hoping to get the first podium finish of the season in the 2017 Chinese Grand Prix, which is scheduled to take place this weekend at the Shanghai International Circuit.