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    Kimi to leave Ferrari end of 2018

    Ferrari just announced Kimi is leaving at the end of the season.
    Forza Ferrari

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    Hopefully Ferrari gets WDC and WCC this year, that would be nice end to Kimi`s career.

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    Maranello, 11th September, 2018 - Scuderia Ferrari announces that, at the end of the 2018 season, Kimi Raikkonen will step down from his current role.

    During these years, Kimi’s contribution to the Team, both as a driver and on account of his human qualities, has been fundamental. He played a decisive role in the team’s growth and was, at the same time, always a great team player.

    As a World Champion for Scuderia Ferrari, he will always be part of the Team’s history and family. We thank Kimi for all of this and wish him and his family a prosperous future.
    CAVALLINO RAMPANTE PER SEMPRE

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    A sad sad day being an Kimi fan all the way .. hopefully Leclerc does justice to the move ..also Kimis insta feed says he is moving to Saubee on a two year deal ..

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    Oh well, he will drive for Alfa-Sauber 2019

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    I thought he would retire
    “I prefer to beat them on Sunday” -Fernando Alonso, Press Conference Korean GP 2010

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    Kimi Raikkonen to step down at the end of 2018. #Kimi7

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    Always knew this day was coming. But now its out and been made public doesnt seem right. Thankyou for all you have done over the years for the team.

    Yes, i have been critical of him in the past. But, no matter what these last few races. Iam not going to say anything bad about him, just enjoy watching him race and be in F1 until the end. Hope we can get WDC WCC leave the sport on a high.

    Thankyou Kimi

    All best at Sauber.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rishu View Post
    I thought he would retire
    Me too, maybe he thinks he still has it. He would be 41 when driving Sauber, that is old.

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    Good luck Kimi at Sauber.

    Let's hope him and Seb blitz the next 7 races and bring the WCC and WDC home.

    The only remaining question is, as part of the Sauber deal. Does anything think they asked him to support Seb in the next 7 races or is he free to race? Million dollar question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rishu View Post
    I thought he would retire
    Quote Originally Posted by KimiBot View Post
    Me too, maybe he thinks he still has it. He would be 41 when driving Sauber, that is old.
    He's not far from headquarters so he'll contribute alot to Alfa-Sauber.

    No more corporate culture, he can race now.....nice!!


    Maybe, IF LeClerc does not produce, their might be a clause for Kimi to come back.....maybe.

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    Lol omg insane, its actually happening, plus kimi in sauber so still ties to ferrari family, Big L to antonio G though thought he would finally get his break next year. Now to announce Leclerc or maybe Kvyat to troll everyone lol
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    Happy to hear this, Kimi should have never returned to Ferrari.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimiBot View Post
    Hopefully Ferrari gets WDC and WCC this year, that would be nice end to Kimi`s career.
    or even either of those two would be nice

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    2yr deal with Sauber mean, there might be a clause where he can come back to ferrari if Charles Leclerc doesn’t deliver expected results. Might be ferrari looking at that way.

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    Hopefully from next year Ferrari decides to enforce team orders on first laps as well, now its free for all in ferrari, kimi wont be helping seb and would probably want that one last win even more badly than before to show why it was a mistake to lose him. good that he is still in F1 all those fans that signed those petitions can be happy now too
    hockenheim 2018 / China 2018 : Never forget how quick Ferrari can lose it all, be humble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nani_s23 View Post
    2yr deal with Sauber mean, there might be a clause where he can come back to ferrari if Charles Leclerc doesn’t deliver expected results. Might be ferrari looking at that way.
    i could definitely see that
    hockenheim 2018 / China 2018 : Never forget how quick Ferrari can lose it all, be humble.
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    Leclerc confirmed
    “I prefer to beat them on Sunday” -Fernando Alonso, Press Conference Korean GP 2010

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    One thing, Above deal completely shows ferrari not interested in loosing kimi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mizf1 View Post
    Good luck Kimi at Sauber.

    Let's hope him and Seb blitz the next 7 races and bring the WCC and WDC home.

    The only remaining question is, as part of the Sauber deal. Does anything think they asked him to support Seb in the next 7 races or is he free to race? Million dollar question
    i dont think he sees any incentive to help seb and as seen at monza its the last thing on his mind
    hockenheim 2018 / China 2018 : Never forget how quick Ferrari can lose it all, be humble.
    Positivity doesn't win you championships, whining about people being negative makes you blind!
    lol ignore the bitter old cows ;-)

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    I thought the Sauber part was a joke but

    https://twitter.com/SauberF1Team/sta...29717009596417

    If only they would name the team to Alfa Romeo.
    "Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rishu View Post
    Leclerc confirmed
    im soooo happy right now
    hockenheim 2018 / China 2018 : Never forget how quick Ferrari can lose it all, be humble.
    Positivity doesn't win you championships, whining about people being negative makes you blind!
    lol ignore the bitter old cows ;-)

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    I can see two things in bringing Leclerc to ferrari:

    1) if Leclerc, delivers expected results more than Kimi it will benefit ferrari in long-term & WCC
    2) this move is to make vettel alert or discomfort him. Next year not to make any mistakes else Leclerc would outshine him.

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    No matter what you think about Kimi he's won a WDC and has been a great driver for the team over the years but the time was right for a change and I hope he gets a nice send off and I wish him good luck at Sauber

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    best possible outcome imo, kimi gets to drive and ferrari gets some fresh blood
    hockenheim 2018 / China 2018 : Never forget how quick Ferrari can lose it all, be humble.
    Positivity doesn't win you championships, whining about people being negative makes you blind!
    lol ignore the bitter old cows ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwk360 View Post
    best possible outcome imo, kimi gets to drive and ferrari gets some fresh blood
    True, with Kimi's development at Alfa, we could see him fight with Ricci(Renault) and Max. LeClerc was getting the current car in the top 10 during quali and race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgonzalesm6 View Post
    True, with Kimi's development at Alfa, we could see him fight with Ricci(Renault) and Max. LeClerc was getting the current car in the top 10 during quali and race.
    Indeed, will be really interesting to see how much faster kimi is than M.E and if he can make the jump into q3's hopefully ferrari's PU next year is a beast too, does kimi keep his engineer that he always had trouble understanding?
    hockenheim 2018 / China 2018 : Never forget how quick Ferrari can lose it all, be humble.
    Positivity doesn't win you championships, whining about people being negative makes you blind!
    lol ignore the bitter old cows ;-)

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