Who's the real key to F1's silly season?

Who's the real key to F1's silly season?

Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari seat is the focal point of the Formula 1 silly season. And, as DIETER RENCKEN explains, the Scuderia's list of options is growing, rather than shrinking

As Formula 1 headed towards Budapest after a three-week break - created by the cancellation of the German Grand Prix - paddock wisdom had it that Kimi Raikkonen held the keys to the driver market.

If the 2007 world champion retained his Ferrari cockpit, the driver market remained stable, went the theory. If not, his departure would reverberate down the grid.

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