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Raikkonen: Arrivabene the best boss I have ever raced for

Although Ferrari lost the drivers’ title this season and have their work cut out in the constructors’ championship with two race remaining, their veteran driver Kimi Raikkonen believes the future of the iconic Italian team is in good hands with Maurizio Arrivabene at the helm.

Speaking with La Gazzetta della Sport, Raikkonen said, “I believe that in the last three seasons Ferrari have taken the right right path, now Ferrari is in good hands. Arrivabene is the best boss I have ever raced for, he is the right man for this job and he is doing well.”

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Raikkonen will depart Maranello at the end of this season having raced 151 times for the Reds, only Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher has raced more times for the Scuderia in the top flight.

The normally unemotional Finn admitted that driving for the sport’s most famous team was an honour, “It is certainly a privilege to drive for them because in any corner of the world they know what Ferrari is, they know its history, its tradition. Being part of it has made me proud.”

Raikkonen will return to Sauber next year for two more years in Formula 1, he will be replaced at Ferrari by the team’s young up-and-coming star Charles Leclerc, a decision made by Arrivabene.

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