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Ferrari retains Raikkonen for 2016 season

  • Ferrari confirmed Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen will stay on as Sebastian Vettel's teammate for 2016, ending months of speculation about his future.

    Raikkonen has only scored one podium this season, a stark contrast to Vettel's five and two victories.

    Despite having an option for a third season next year, Raikkonen's poor form, which has carried over from his return to Ferrari in 2014, led to speculation that Ferrari would not retain him for another season.

    But Ferrari opted to re-sign him despite the fact he has less than half of Vettel's points in the championship -- 160 to 76. (Source: IANS)