Speculation surrounding the timing and appearance of Ferrari's driver lineup for 2007 has taken a new twist, with reports that - at Monza - the Italian team plans to confirm the identity of three racers. The Guardian in England cited the information of 'sources close to Ferrari' while suggesting that the highly-anticipated press announcement is likely to feature the names Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher.
“But their precise status will be defined later,” the report said, “[giving] Schumacher another few months of decision time.”
At the same time, the Spanish sports newspaper 'AS' is claiming that Raikkonen has now signed a contract to drive not only for Ferrari in 2007, but also for Renault. The article explained that the 26-year-old Finn's Renault contract contains a clause that allows him to drive for Ferrari in the event that Michael Schumacher retires.
Similarly, Raikkonen's Ferrari deal would be avoidable if German veteran Schumacher keeps racing beyond 2006.