Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne has hinted that the Ferrari constructors F1 team will wan to retain both their current drivers if they want to stay. They are more than welcome at the team as they have serviced the team a lot. There is a possibility that the news of their staying at Ferrari will come at the next Italian GP.
Both of the drivers will become out of contract after the end of the season as they were contracted to Ferrari till the end of 2017. Whatever, there are no doubts about the signing of Vettel with Ferrari after the contract ends but many people thinks that there are some doubts regarding the Raikkonen signing. This rumor raised as Ferrari boss Marchionne accused Kimi as a lagger earlier this. Whatever, that was mutually handled afterwards, but there were some rumors regarding that.
But, after the Hungary GP ended Marchionne had told to the media that, it is very much possible that the Finnish racer who is now at the 5th position of the points table with 116 points will be retained as a Ferrari driver for next year. In-fact, he said that there is a 50 percent chance of him staying and there were less chance before. So, it is certain that the chance of him staying at Ferrari has increased.
There were talkings about the other racer Sebastian Vettel also. Ferrari boss said about Vettel that, he thinks he had expressed his and the team’s opinions on Sebastian Vettel many times earlier that they want him to stay at the company for the next years also. But it is totally on Vettel whether he will stay or not. If he wants to stay he is more than welcome to stay at the club.
Whatever, about Kimi he has said that, the team is pretty much sure that Kimi wants to be signed for another year at the team and he confirmed that they will look into it and do whatever they can. Marchionne hopes to bring them in for another year.
Marchionne was asked by the reporters that what is the chance of the Finnish racer to be stayed at Ferrari for one more year. He answered that the possibility is more than 50% now and they will see what can be done on that.
Marchionne has confirmed that they are working on the lineup of them for the Italian GP which will be held at Monza on September.
He said about that he has no planned timing as it is too much early. The race of Monza will be only the 11th race of the season so they have many races to attend ahead.
Whatever, Marchionne had to talk about Lewis Hamilton also who is currently driving for Mercedes which are the biggest rival of Ferrari. Because there was a rumor that Hamilton would be the next target of them as a long term contract as his contract with Mercedes will be ended after 2018. Whatever, president Marchionne has said that they will think about that later as it is too early to think about Lewis Hamilton.