Raikkonen agrees return to Ferrari

Raikkonen agrees return to Ferrari

Ferrari will welcome back Kimi Raikkonen to its F1 team next season.

The 33-year-old won the world title with Ferrari in 2007 and left the team two years later to focus on rallying.

However, the Scuderia has now confirmed it wants him back, after he has impressed since returning to F1 at Lotus last year.

He will take the seat vacated by Felipe Massa, and will race for Ferrari alongside two-time champion Spaniard Fernando Alonso.

A statement on Ferrari.com read: "Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has reached an agreement with Kimi Raikkonen. The Finn will join alongside Fernando Alonso in the driver line-up for the next two seasons."

The Raikkonen-Alonso team will arguably be one of the strongest on the grid.

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