Raikkonen to reunite with McLaren engineer

Feb.7 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen will have a familiar race engineer for his return to Formula One this year.

Finnish reports in Turun Sanomat and the broadcaster MTV3 claim the 2007 world champion will work with Mark Slade.

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus Renault F1 Team
Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus Renault F1 Team

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Slade, recently at Mercedes GP working alongside Michael Schumacher, was Finn Raikkonen's race engineer at McLaren years ago.

Turun Sanomat said they will start to work together at Barcelona at the last test before Melbourne.

"I wanted him and I am pleased that it worked out," Raikkonen confirmed.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Michael Schumacher , Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Mercedes , McLaren , Renault F1 Team
Tags mclaren, raikkonen, salde