It’s official! Ferrari have announced that Kimi Raikkonen will remain with the team until the end of the 2018 season.
In a statement, Ferrari said that they renewed their “technical and racing agreement" with the 37-year-old, BBC Sport mentions.
His stay will therefore be extended into a fifth consecutive year and eighth season in total whereupon he was also with Ferrari for three years, from 2007-09.
Raikkonnen’s partnership will remain with Sebastian Vettel, despite Vettel’s uncertain future. It is however assumed that he will now decide to stay with Ferrari in light of Raikkonen being retained.
The team mates share a strong bond. Although Vettel leads the drivers’ championship currently, Raikkonen has also been very much on form of late, finishing on the podium at the last two rounds BBC Sport adds.
The Finn also won Ferrari's last drivers' title in 2007.