Grapevine: Reports: Kimi-Ferrari Deal 'Done'

Speculation that Kimi Raikkonen will join Ferrari in 2007 is mounting amid reports that the Finn has actually now concluded a contract with the team

Grapevine: Reports: Kimi-Ferrari Deal 'Done'

Although it was widely believed that Raikkonen had signed a preliminary option with the team earlier this year, a report in this week's Autosport claims that Raikkonen has now put his signature on a final agreement.

Raikkonen is under contract to McLaren only until the end of 2006, and he has made no secret of the fact this year that he has got frustrated by the reliability problems that hampered his Drivers' Championship challenge.

McLaren boss Ron Dennis has continually played down suggestions that Raikkonen will leave the team, but Ferrari sporting director Jean Todt has interestingly only declined to comment about the situation.

"I'm not going to comment on speculation," he said in this week's Autosport. "Next year, we will have Michael (Schumacher) with Felipe Massa and then we will see what is happening in 2007, but nobody will push us to say something before we want to say something."

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