Leclerc confirmed on his Twitter regarding his new job at Ferrari. 38 years old, Finn will be staying in F1 after signing a deal to re-join Sauber for 2019 and 2020.
Dreams do come true… I’ll be driving for @scuderiaferrari for the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship. I will be eternally grateful to @scuderiaferrari for the opportunity given. To @nicolastodt for supporting me since 2011. To my family❤️. 1/3 pic.twitter.com/O4GQVO570b
— Charles Leclerc (@Charles_Leclerc) September 11, 2018
Full statement from Ferrari
‘Scuderia Ferrari announces that, at the end of the 2018 season, Kimi Raikkonen will step down from his current role.
‘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.’