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Kimi Räikkönen for 2016 was the big story heading into the Belgian GP, and it got a positive reaction from followers of our Twitter account (@F1Racing_mag). In an entirely unscientific survey, 66.6 per cent of respondents gave the decision a thumbs-up.
Craig Hamilton (@hamlyn_greg) said: “Great news. Too early to write off such a talented driver.” Mark Reese (@the_real_reesey) added: “Good for fans, good for Kimi and Seb, and good for Ferrari. We all know he’s past his best, but he still does a job for them.”
Others wanted to see a younger driver in the car. Matt Bailey-Smith (@mattbaileysmith) said: “Can’t help being a little surprised, thought Bottas looked a sound bet. Kimi’s not looked on it.” Angie (@Girlracer1976) responded: “I think they are holding out for someone in a year’s time… maybe Ricciardo, so don’t want to sign Bottas or Hülkenberg on a longer deal.”