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Ferrari retain Kimi Raikkonen, Sebastian Vettel partnership for 2016 F1 season

By Staff Reporter

Kimi Raikkonen will remain at Ferrari next season.

The 2007 world champion, whose future with the Italian team had been in doubt, will continue to partner Sebastian Vettel in 2016.

Williams driver Valtteri Bottas had been heavily linked with Raikkonen's seat, but Ferrari have confirmed their driver line-up will remain unchanged.

A short statement from the team released ahead of this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix read: "Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen. The driver line-up next season will still consist of the Finnish driver and Sebastian Vettel."

Raikkonen has been overshadowed by team-mate Vettel, who was victorious last time out in Hungary.

The Finn has scored only 76 points in comparison to Vettel's 160 after 10 races.

But the 35-year-old has fared well in the idyllic setting of Spa. He has won in Belgium on four previous occasions - more than any of the current crop of grands prix drivers.

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