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Rikknen verrt: fast agreement on contract for 2018

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 | Sports

August 23, 2017 – 1:51 pm
Kimi Rikknen had to "not long" think about his contract extension with Ferrari – whether it goes beyond 2018 is currently still completely open

The joy of the Formula 1 is not always seen on Kimi Rikknen …

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(cafetheology.org) – At the end of the summer break, Ferrari drove the cat out of the sack: Kimi Rikknen will also compete in the Formula 1 season 2018 for the Scuderia. The Finn received another one-year contract in Maranello. On a sponsor in Helsinki, Rikknen has now also made his own statement. "I would not have signed it if I did not enjoy it", the world champion of 2007 confounds. Even at the proud age of now almost 38 years the Finn has the spa Of the Knigsklasse still not lost. "We started to talk to each other very early (in the season), but we quickly reached an agreement, I did not have to think about it for a long time," Rikknen describes the negotiations Some weeks ago with Ferrari. "I've known it for some time," he explains with a view to his new contract. Ferrari wanted to wait with the official announcement but apparently still until the end of the summer break. Rikknen also emphasizes the "good collaboration with the team and the people" in Maranello. Whether it will continue for him in 2018 also in the Formula 1, but he first opens. At his age, he wanted to tackle things seasonally. In October, Rikknen celebrates his 38th birthday, at the end of the 2019 season, he is already 40 years old. At 37, the former champion is already the oldest driver in the Formula 1 driver's field. This is followed by Felipe Massa and Fernando Alonso with 36 years each.

    

          
          
          
          
            
              
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