Former Formula 1 world champion, Kimi Raikkonen has expressed his delight at rejoining Sauber on a two year deal from Ferrari, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
The 38-year-old Finn has driven for Ferrari in two spells, from 2007 to 2009 and from 2014 to the current season.
Raikkonen who started his career with Sauber in 2001 wrote on his Instagram account: “Guess who’s back?! Next two years with @sauberf1team ahead! Feels extremely good to go back where it all began.
Ferrari also announced the departure of the 2007 champion in a statement on Tuesday.
During these years, Kimi’s contribution to the team, both as a driver and on account of his human qualities, has been fundamental.
“He played a decisive role in the team’s growth and was, at the same time, always a great team player,” Ferrari said.
“As a world champion for Scuderia Ferrari, he will always be part of the team’s history and family. We thank Kimi for all of this and wish him and his family a prosperous future.”