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F1 2016: Breaking News – Ferrari Re-sign Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen fastest in Silverstone 7F1 test

The Ferrari team has announced that it has re-signed Kimi Raikkonen for the 2017 season.

Raikkonen first joined the Italian team in 2007 when he went on to win his debut race with the squad in Australia. At end of the 2007 season the Finn clinched the driver’s world title for the team. The title triumph was the first since Michael Schumacher’s last in 2004 and Raikkonen currently stands as the last Ferrari driver to have won a title.

“Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen,” said Ferrari. “The driver line-up for the 2017 racing season will still consist of the Finnish driver and Sebastian Vettel.”

Raikkonen is currently level on 96 points with teammate Sebastian Vettel in the driver’s championship.

About Natalie Le Clue

Natalie Le Clue is an F1 aficionado of the most dedicated vein. And, true to form for any F1-enamoured junkie, she readily admits to crying the first time she saw a F1 car, calling it an ‘overwhelming moment’. Natalie has won the 2010 gSport Woman In Media award, the 2015 Woman In Media Print award, and has been named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in South African Sport by the Department of Sport and Recreation. Natalie is currently serving as SAfm's F1 correspondent. Follow Natalie on Twitter @nlc27

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2017 Azerbaijan GP Broadcast Times

CDTBSTGMT+2Local
Free Practice 1Friday 04:00Friday 10:00Friday 11:00Friday 13:00
Free Practice 2Friday 08:00Friday 16:00Friday 15:00Friday 17:00
Free Practice 3Saturday 05:00Saturday 11:00Saturday 12:00Saturday 14:00
QualifyingSaturday 08:00Saturday 14:00Saturday 15:00Saturday 17:00
RaceSunday 08:00Sunday 14:00Sunday 15:00Sunday 17:00

2017 Drivers Championship

Pos.DriverPoints
1 Sebastian Vettel141
2 Lewis Hamilton129
3 Valtteri Bottas93
4 Kimi Raikkonen73
5 Daniel Ricciardo67
> Full Championship Table

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