“When we take that decision yet, and there is no timeframe, you will be the second to know.”
Raikkonen said yesterday he doesn’t know when he will learn about his future. “Probably you can expect anything in here, that’s what I’ve learned over the past. So we’ll see, I don’t know.”
The 38-year-old hasn’t won a race since he returned to Ferrari in 2014 but said he wants to continue in Formula 1. “I enjoy the racing,” he said. “I don’t think that’s a secret. The rest not, but that’s part of the job.
“Do I want to race? Yes, otherwise I wouldn’t be here today. I don’t see that’s suddenly going to disappear. Who know, it might be, but I doubt it. Like I said, I don’t know, so we’ll see what happens.”
Camilleri took over as CEO at the team following the unexpected death of Sergio Marchionne earlier this year. Marchionne was believed to favour promoting Ferrari development driver Charles Leclerc, who races for Sauber, to replace Raikkonen.
“I know Kimi very well,” Camilleri added when asked abut his relationship with Raikkonen, who first drove for Ferrari in 2007. “He’s a dear friend, has been for a long time.
“As for the decision-making process, it’s a team decision. Maurizio [Arrivabene], who’s our team principal, will ultimately take the decision but he and I will discuss it.”
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