Raikkonen to drive again for Ferrari in 2018 F1 championship

In this July 13, 2017 photo, Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland arrives at the Silverstone circuit for the British Formula One Grand Prix, Silverstone, England. Ferrari on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2107 announced that Raikkonen has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Ferrari and will race for the Italian team in the 2018 Formula One world championship. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) Kimi Raikkonen signed a one-year extension to his contract at Ferrari on Tuesday and will race for the Italian Formula One team next year.

Raikkonen joined from McLaren in 2007, winning the drivers’ title in his first year with Ferrari.

The Finnish driver left F1 at the end of 2009 but returned with Lotus two years later, and rejoined Ferrari for the 2014 campaign.

The 37-year-old Raikkonen has not won a race since his return to Ferrari, and he lies fifth in the drivers’ championship, 86 points behind teammate Sebastian Vettel, who leads the standings.