Ferrari said Kimi Raikkonen will return as a replacement for Felipe Massa, giving the Formula One team a new partner for Fernando Alonso and two top drivers starting next season.

Ferrari said Raikkonen will join Alonso in the line-up for the next two seasons.

The expected move comes a day after Massa announced he is leaving Ferrari following the seven final races of this season.

The 33-year-old Raikkonen, who currently drives for Lotus, had been heavily linked with a return to Ferrari. The Finn raced for Ferrari from 2007-09, and his title in 2007 was the last time Ferrari won the driver’s championship.

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