Sebastian vettel gets a new teammate in 2019. There had been rumors to that effect for a long time, but on tuesday (11. September 2018) ferrari has now confirmed: charles leclerc will drive one of the two formula 1 cars in the future. Kimi raikkonen must go, but does not end his career but will drive for sauber in the future.
Raikkonen’s contribution as a driver as well as a person has been fundamental, ferrari team boss maurizio arrivabene, who has been a supporter of raikkonen, praised his achievements. "He has played a crucial role in the development of the team and at the same time has always been a great team player."Raikkonen will always be part of the history of the team and the ferrari family as a former world champion of the scuderia.
For the now 38-year-old ends his second chapter with the italians. Since 2014, the finn has again been driving for the italian racing team with which he won the world championship title in 2007. His triumph at that time is the last driver’s title for ferrari so far. Raikkonen drove for ferrari for the first time from 2007 to 2009. In the next two years he will once again drive for the sauber team with which he started his career in 2001.