Felipe Massa confirms Ferrari exit to pave way for Kimi Raikkonen

Felipe Massa has confirmed that he will leave Ferrari at the end of the season, with Kimi Raikkonen set to take his place

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Felipe Massa joined Ferrari from Sauber in 2006 Photo: Ferrari

Felipe Massa has confirmed that he will leave Ferrari at the end of the season, with Kimi Raikkonen set to take his place.

The 32-year-old Brazilian confirmed the end of his eight-year spell at the Italian outfit on Tuesday night as speculation linking Raikkonen with the seat intensified.

“From 2014 I will no longer be driving for Ferrari,” Massa posted on Twitter. “I would like to thank the team for all the victories and incredible moments experienced together.

“Thank you also to my wife and all of my family, to my fans and all my sponsors. From each one of you I have always received a great support.

“Right now I want to push as hard as possible with Ferrari for the remaining seven races.

“For next year, I want to find a team that can give me a competitive car to win many more races and challenge for the championship, which remains my greatest objective.”

Massa has made 184 starts for Ferrari, winning 11 races, since joining the team in 2006 from Sauber.

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