Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen has made it very clear that he wants to stay with the Prancing Horse next season but he understands the final decision is not his to make.
When asked about his future during Thursday’s FIA Driver Press Conference ahead of Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix Raikkonen commented by saying:
“I don’t know any more.
“You guys seem to know a lot every week. It’s not my decision in the end.
“I’ve always said I’m happy to be here and I hope I will be here to help Ferrari to get where we want to get as a team.
“What happens in the future we will see.”
Raikkonen who suffered a retirement from the last race in Monaco goes into this weekend’s race in fourth place in the championship on 61 points, one point ahead of team mate Sébastian Vettel and 5 behind Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo.
The Iceman’s F1 future has been the subject of much speculation in recent seasons however it is expected if he continues to pick up podiums and is in a position to win races than Ferrari will likely retain him alongside Sebastian Vettel for 2017.
Daniel Riccardo, Nico Rosberg, Romain Grosjean, Sergio Perez, Nico Hulkenberg and Valtteri Bottas have all been named as potential candidates to replace Raikkonen should Ferrari decide not to renew his contract.