Speculation surrounding the timing and appearance of Ferrari’s driver lineup for 2007 has taken a new twist, with reports that – at Monza – the Italian team plans to confirm the identity of three racers.
The Guardian in England cited the information of ‘sources close to Ferrari’ while suggesting that the highly-anticipated press announcement is likely to feature the names Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher.
”But their precise status will be defined later,” the report said, ”(giving) Schumacher another few months of decision time.”
At the same time, the Spanish sports newspaper ‘AS’ is claiming that Raikkonen has now signed a contract to drive not only for Ferrari in 2007, but also for Renault.
The article explained that the 26-year-old Finn’s Renault contract contains a clause that allows him to drive for Ferrari in the event that Michael Schumacher retires.
Similarly, Raikkonen’s Ferrari deal would be avoidable if German veteran Schumacher keeps racing beyond 2006.