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2015-04-15 13:03

STICKING WITH FERRARI: Kimi Raikkonen is set to retain his Ferrari seat in 2016. Image: AP / Ryan Remoirz

SHANGHAI, China - Kimi Raikkonen is on track to securing a deal to stay at Ferrari beyond 2015. When he rejoined Maranello from Lotus for 2014, he signed a two-year contract, a report says.

Raikkonen struggled in 2014 but is happier with this year's car alongside his new team mate and friend Sebastian Vettel.

Team boss Maurizio Arrivabene said in China: "I could not imagine a better driver pairing."

CONTRACT TO BE EXTENDED

It is believed Raikkonen's current Ferrari contract includes an 'option' for 2016 that must be triggered by Ferrari.

According to the Ferrari insider and blogger Leo Turrini, the Maranello team is currently considering doing just that.

And the F1 broadcaster Sky Italia is reporting similarly, adding that "the final decision will be taken on the basis of the next few races".

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