September 11, 2018 / 8:32 AM / 10 months ago

Ferrari to replace Raikkonen at end of season

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen celebrates pole position after qualifying. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo

MILAN (Reuters) - Ferrari Formula One driver Kimi Raikkonen will step down at the end of the season, the Italian team announced on Tuesday without naming a replacement for the Finn.

Monegasque rookie Charles Leclerc, a 20-year-old Ferrari protege who races for Sauber and won last year’s Formula Two title, is expected to take the 2007 world champion’s place.

Reporting by Alan Baldwin in London, editing by Peter Rutherford

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