Raikkonen, who turns 39 in October, earned a one-year contract with the Italian group a year ago. Ferrari president Sergio Marchionne said in December that the 2007 F1 titleholder required more consistency and that “likely this  is the last season to locate the correct key”.
Raikkonen appreciated a solid beginning to 2018, scoring three platforms in the initial four races and performing considerably nearer to Sebastian Vettel’s level than in past seasons. In any case, he has completed off the platform in the last two races in Monaco and Canada, while Vettel scored a second and a triumph to take the title lead.
Autosport comprehends that Ferrari considered supplanting Raikkonen with flow Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo, who is out-of-agreement toward the finish of 2018. It eventually chose that the cost of procuring the Australian would be too high when joined with Vettel’s current pay.
That left it with a decision between Raikkonen, who is as yet Ferrari’s latest title holder, however, is yet to win a race since re-joining the group in 2014, and Leclerc, who is challenging his new kid on the block F1 season with Sauber.
Raikkonen’s plunge in shape this season has agreed with Leclerc’s lady F1 battle starting into life, with the 20-year-old scoring focuses in three of the last four races and serenely building up preference over his accomplished Sauber colleague Marcus Ericsson.
Fernando Alonso might be replaced by Kimi Raikkonen at McLaren
Alonso has had various upheavals at his group this year in the wake of neglecting to satisfy their pre-season guarantees. McLaren disclosed to Alonso they would have an auto equipped for pushing Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull this term yet they have been well of the pace.
Speculation is that Alonso will leave toward the finish of the season to attempt and test Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel for the world title. McLaren could entice Raikkonen, 38, to join from Ferrari to include genuinely necessary experience.
It is additionally proposed the English team will displace Stoffel Vandoorne with much appraised British adolescent Llando Norris.
Fernando Alonso to Ferrari in a swap deal with Mclaren
Fernando Alonso could spend the late spring break endeavoring to arrange an arrival to Ferrari in 2019, as per Martin Brundle. Alonso is reaching the finish of his McLaren contract, however, has a choice to stretch out for a year when his arrangement terminates in half year.
Alonso is not happy with his current outfit obviously unequipped to challenge for the Driver’s championship, the Spaniard will probably look for new suitors.