Mika Salo: Ferrari gør klogt i at beholde Kimi

Ferrari was “sensible and wise” to possess re-signed Kimi Raikkonen for 2016. that’s the read of Mika Salo, another Finnish driver UN agency once raced for the unreal Maranello team. “Ferrari has created a wise and wise call,” he told the Finnish broadcaster MTV. “There were no higher choices than Kimi.”

Salo, 48, urged that the previous couple of weeks should are stuffed with intense negotiations between the 2007 world champion and Ferrari, maybe regarding remuneration. “All i do know is that Kimi’s choice terminated a month past. we are going to most likely ne’er recognize additional,” he added. “What we have a tendency to do recognize is that every one this speculation was utterly pointless. once a cooperation works, then it’ll be continuing,” same Salo.

Nico Hulkenberg and Romain Grosjean expected repeatedly that, once Raikkonen’s future is thought, the remainder of the motive force market can represent place. however archangel statesman, the extremely revered correspondent for motorcar Motor und Sport, thinks the key to the market currently lies elsewhere. “The alternative drivers can represent place once Renault decides if it’ll run a works team or not,” he said.

Schmidt speculated that if Lotus becomes Renault, Pastor Maldonado’s PDVSA support might now not be applicable aboard stronger Renault and Total stigmatisation. He would possibly then move to Force Republic of India, whereas Nico Hulkenberg heads to Haas so as to attend for a full Ferrari works seat for 2017.