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GP Week : Issue 26
> F1NEWS> for ‘09? Not quite ... weeks following a number of below par performances, leading to Ferrari to admit that, should circumstance dictate, Raikkonen will be asked to support team-mate Felipe Massa in a title bid. But while di Montezemolo’s quotes have been taken by many to mean that Raikkonen will definitely be staying with Ferrari in 2009, the truth is that the Ferrari President’s comments are anything but an official or concrete confirmation. It is well understood that both Raikkonen and Massa have contracts in place with the Scuderia for 2009, but there is nothing to stop Raikkonen from retiring at the end of 2008, a move which strong rumour suggests the out-of-form and seemingly apathetic Finn is contemplating. Perhaps the surest indicator of form and Raikkonen’s ultimate desire will be shown this weekend at the Belgian Grand Prix. Speed trap figures from Valencia suggest that Ferrari currently has by far the strongest engine, and given Raikkonen’s recent domination of the Belgian Grand Prix (he has won the last three F1 races at Spa-Francorchamps), he will be expected to shine. If he once again fails to impress, the rumours over his future will only grow stronger. Final confirmation over Ferrari’s 2009 line-up is expected at the Italian Grand Prix in a fortnight’s time, with Fernando Alonso, whom we expect to be a Ferrari driver in 2009 should Raikkonen bow out, understood to be ready to announce his movements around the same time.