Why F1 should call Ferrari's quit-threat bluff

Why F1 should call Ferrari's quit-threat bluff

Ferrari ended 2017 with some negative messaging, handing Kimi Raikkonen's form a final warning and reiterating its recent quit threat. Is it really serious? Time to find out

It is always during the endless yuletide season that Formula 1 is at its quietest, but if things have been pretty still these two weeks past, there have yet been talking points, the loudest of which came from Sergio Marchionne's pre-Christmas address to the world.

Little within it came as a surprise. The Ferrari president declared, for example, that Kimi Raikkonen was on his last warning, that if he didn't raise his game in 2018, Sebastian Vettel would have a new team-mate the following year.

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