Report: Raikkonen to remain at Ferrari for 2016 F1 season

BY foxsports • August 3, 2015

Ferrari may issue a surprise at Monza in September by keeping its full team together for 2016.

Amid raging speculation about Kimi Raikkonen's future, the Italian publication Motorionline claims the Finn might actually be about to get his contract extended.

It has been said that Williams has already agreed to a lucrative deal to release Valtteri Bottas to the Maranello team, but the young Finn is playing that down.

"Obviously there have been some annoying rumors," Bottas said at an event for Williams sponsor Sure this week. "Those are not true and they are not fair for Williams and not fair for Kimi.

"Before there are any facts we just need to wait and see what happens."

The latest report suggests that Ferrari may be planning not only to announce a new deal for Raikkonen at Monza, but also a contract extension for technical boss James Allison.

It had been rumored that Allison could be made the scapegoat of Ferrari's midseason development slump.

But amid that talk, Sebastian Vettel recorded his second win of the season in Hungary and also performing strongly in Hungary, until his technical problem, was the under-fire Raikkonen.

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