The full story of Raikkonen's shock Sauber switch

The full story of Raikkonen's shock Sauber switch

Kimi Raikkonen rejoining Sauber after leaving Ferrari was unthinkable just one year ago, but that's exactly what Formula 1 is going to get in 2019. And the reason he is making a rare switch back down the grid is very simple

Kimi Raikkonen's return to Sauber in 2019 is one of the most extraordinary stories of a busy and unpredictable Formula 1 silly season.

Most observers took the view that if and when Charles Leclerc was confirmed at Ferrari, the ousted Raikkonen - who turns 39 next month - would slip away into retirement. Why would he want to take a few steps down the grid when he's spent most of his career in cars that at least had a shot of winning races?

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