Raikkonen looks set for new contract

Jul.5 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen looks set to keep his place at Ferrari in 2017, according to the latest specialist reports from Italy.

Although other drivers have been linked with the Finn’s place, his podium in Austria and Sebastian Vettel’s DNF means the pair are now equal on points after 9 races this year.

La Gazzetta dello Sport says Ferrari will take its decision on Raikkonen within the month of July, indicating that it might fall in the 36-year-old’s favour.

Ferrari test driver Marc Gene agrees.

“It is likely that Kimi will continue. I believe it anyway, in part because there don’t seem to be any clear replacements for him on the market,” he told the Spanish broadcaster Movistar.

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