Ferrari confirm Raikkonen for 2016

Ferrari have confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen will continue alongside Sebastian Vettel for the 2016 Formula One season. Kimi hasn't matched up well to his new German team mate but will point to a lot of bad luck and poor reliability which has cost him dearly this year.

This will surprise many however it is likely that Kimi has been retained on a much lower salary than it will have cost to extract Bottas from his final year in his Williams contract and give the team more options as more contracts are due for renewal at that time.

Expect a pretty similar grid next year as Williams and Red bull will now be expected to just announce the status quo with their line-up's.