Just a few days after Ferrari confirmed they’re retaining Kimi Räikkönen for the 2018 season, the Scuderia have announced a contract extension with Sebastian Vettel as well. The German driver has secured a three year deal with the Italian team, which will see him race in red until the end of the 2020 season.
There had been speculation that Vettel was tempted with a move to the superbly competitive Mercedes, but Niki Lauda quashed those rumours, saying: “We discussed it briefly once with him, but the more competitive Ferrari goes the less reason he would want to leave. So therefore we stopped right away a couple of months ago.”
Both Red Bull drivers are contracted for next season, as is Lewis Hamilton. Bottas was only a one year deal but is likely to stay with Mercedes for another season, so the drivers at the top of the table are likely to stay the same for another year yet.
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References Kimi Räikkönen, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel
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