Milan, Italy - Kimi Raikkonen will leave Ferrari at the end of the season in a swap with Sauber's Charles Leclerc, a 20-year-old Ferrari protege who made his debut with Sauber in 2018 after winning the 2017 Formula Two title.
"Scuderia Ferrari announces that, at the end of the 2018 season, Kimi Raikkonen will step down from his current role," Ferrari said, later also confirming Leclerc's arrival.
"During these years, Kimi's contribution to the team, both as a driver and on account of his human qualities, has been fundamental. He played a decisive role in the team's growth and was, at the same time, always a great team player."
"As a world champion for Scuderia Ferrari, he will always be part of the team’s history and family. We thank Kimi for all of this and wish him and his family a prosperous future."