Kimi Raikkonen could return to McLaren for the 2019 Formula 1 season, Sky Sports News understands.
The move would allow Sauber’s Charles Leclerc the chance to move into Ferrari’s 2nd seat alongside Sebastian Vettel.
It was reported during the French Grand Prix weekend that Ferrari is leaning toward signing Leclerc, who’s been a member of their driver academy.
Raikkonen’s move was first reported by the Press Association, who said McLaren want to have a driver ready if Fernando Alonso moves to Indycar for 2019.
It’s thought the Spaniard is leaning toward this option in an effort to win the Indy 500 and consequently motorsport’s so-called ‘Triple Crown’.