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Raikkonen will help Sauber grow, says Vasseur

Alfa Romeo Sauber Team Principal Fredric Vasseur has released a statement regarding the signing of Kimi Raikkonen for the 2019 season.

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Alfa Romeo Sauber Team Principal Frederic Vasseur

Kimi Raikkonen will help Alfa Romeo Sauber jump further up the grid, according to Team Principal Frederic Vasseur.

The 2007 World Champion will leave Scuderia Ferrari at the end of 2018 and join Sauber in a straight-swap with Charles Leclerc.

“Signing Kimi Räikkönen as our driver represents an important pillar of our project,” Vasseur said in a statement.

Vasseur noted that Raikkonen’s “undoubted talent and immense experience” will benefit the team’s future development.

He was confident Raikkonen and Alfa Romeo Sauber will fight for “results that count”.

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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