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Kimi Räikkönen to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari - Lotus' loss is Ferrari's gain as Felipe Massa exits stage left

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Kimi Räikkönen to replace Felipe Massa at Ferrari
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Ferrari are set to feature a change in lineup for the 2014 season, with the news that Felipe Massa will be leaving the Scuderia, and Kimi Räikkönen will be returning. Massa broke the news of his departure via his Twitter and Instagram account, with a short update that confirmed he will not drive for Ferrari next year, thanked all the fans, and insisted he wants to find a team to provide him with a competitive car.

Less than 24 hours later, the statement from Ferrari arrived, simply confirming Kimi and stating: “The Finn will join Fernando Alonso in the driver line-up for the next two racing seasons.”

Kimi previously joined Ferrari in 2007, winning the World Championship in his first year with the squad. Speaking of his new signing, team principal Stefano Domenicali said: “I sense he is very happy to be returning to Maranello and very determined to tackle the work that awaits him in the best possible way.” And of course, he paid tribute to Massa, saying he’ll always be a “part of our family.”