Raikkonen to end F1 career with Ferrari

Fri, 25 January 2008, 12:02

2007 world champion Kimi Raikkonen suspects that he will never again be a feature of the formula one driver market.

The 28-year-old Finn has told a Spanish newspaper that he will more than likely end his career with Ferrari, either at the close of the 2009 season, or beyond.

“I see no reason to leave this team,” Raikkonen told Marca at the Valencia tests this week.

He said: “I have two years remaining on my contract, but in any case I believe that, whatever happens, this will be my last team.”

Raikkonen suggested that he does not fear life after formula one.

“The one certainty is that one day I will feel the need to do something else. I would do a few rallies maybe, or something else — I don’t know. I will do what I want, basically,” he explained.

He refused to speculate as to when his retirement might beckon.

“I have no idea,” said Raikkonen. “For the moment I am here and I have no intention to change that.

“When I end my contract with Ferrari I will be 30 years old, and it will be the time to decide whether to keep going or not.”

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