Kimi Raikkonen may move to McLaren

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’.

The news of Raikkonen’s contract comes after earlier reports that McLaren had offered Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo a contract worth $50 million USD.

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Steven Walton is an 18-year-old Journalism Student at the Ara Institute of Canterbury. He previously attended St Andrew's College in Christchurch, where he excelled at History and Classical Studies. Steven is the Editor-in-Chief at Green Flag F1 and spends most of his days living, breathing, and immersing in the Formula 1 world.

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