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    Leclerc Swap seats with Raikonen

    Ferrari finally decides to take the risk with their rookie junior Leclerc for the 2019 season in place of Kimi Raikonen as suspected. Kimi shall head to Sauber for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

    I think it is great. it would give leclerc two seasons to bed into the Ferarri team operation and gain valuable experience to prepoare him for the 2021 season with the new chassis and engines.

    Sauber would benefit alot from having the veteran Ferrari world champion; Kimi Raikonen back in thier team. He would bring lots of knowledge and experience of driving the Ferrari to the Sauber team which really help them get the most from their Ferrari powertrain.
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    This is good news both for Kimi and Leclerc. Im so happy for Kimis sake, now he would be the No 1 in the team, and dont be suprise, he will be on the podium next year to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mia 01 View Post
    This is good news both for Kimi and Leclerc. Im so happy for Kimis sake, now he would be the No 1 in the team, and dont be suprise, he will be on the podium next year to.
    I agree, l think Kimi would be relieved to finally depart Ferrari.
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    I also think it is cool that Kimi will retire with the team he started with. Maybe end up part owner too is what I hear.
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    Exciting news. Would love to see a repeat of 2012-2013 for Kimi at Sauber.

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    Happy for Kimi .
    Happy to be able to still watch him race .

    Happiest for Mia , who has supported him here through thick and thin .

    I expect , because of close ties with the reds , and , because he's still damn fast , that Kimi will move the team forward .

    "I know what I'm doing." seems like a good line for right now .

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    About time Kimi left Ferrari. Hes been a has been for a longtime now that puts in the odd good performance. The seat in Sauber would be better off filled with Ocon. Its a shame that he may lose his drive next year while Kimi keeps his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Black Knight View Post
    About time Kimi left Ferrari. Hes been a has been for a longtime now that puts in the odd good performance. The seat in Sauber would be better off filled with Ocon. Its a shame that he may lose his drive next year while Kimi keeps his.
    Instead of just being Vettel's bitch, he'll be half the grids bitch, and Max will be really rude to him!
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    I guess Ferrari are going to roll those dice on Leclerc. I think it shows how the team has changed, and hopefully it will work out well for them.

    As for Kimi being a has been, he's in 3rd in the WDC even though he has 3 DNFs this season. Being that he is the old man of F1 at this point, not too shabby considering both those above him in points are only at 1 DNF each. Considering some of the poor calls by Ferrari he's not doing that bad. It will be interesting to see if he can help Sauber with the car, and maybe bring that thing up in the field some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tazio View Post
    Instead of just being Vettel's bitch, he'll be half the grids bitch, and Max will be really rude to him!
    I reckon it's the wife behind it. She'll be Sauber's CEO by 2021 at the latest.

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