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Kimi Raikkonen bids farewell to Ferrari, returns to Sauber F1 Team

IANS  |  Madrid 

Finland is to leave at the end of the 2018 season, returning to Alfa Romeo F1 Team on a two-year contract, both teams announced on Tuesday.

Raikkonen first joined in 2001, where he had made his debut in F1, spending only one year before joining in 2002, reports news.

"Guess who is back?! Next two years with F1 team ahead. Feels extremely good to go back where it all began," the 38-year-old wrote in his official account.

"Kimi's undoubted talent and immense experience in will not only contribute to the development of our car, but will also accelerate the growth and development of our team as a whole," Team Principal of Alfa F1 Team said in a statement.

So far, Raikkonen has claimed 20 Grand Prix wins and 100 podiums.

"As a World Champion for Scuderia Ferrari, he will always be part of the Team's history and family," said in statement.



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 16:44 IST