Kimi Raikkonen has caused something of a stir by discussing his future, revealing that the decision for him to leave Ferrari was not one that he took himself.

At the end of the current season the Finn will depart Ferrari and join Sauber, but he has spoken in an unusual way about the move.

“It was not my decision,” Raikkonen said when questioned about his switch to Sauber.

“I adapt to the decisions of others and this is the result of that. Why should I not go to Sauber?”

The driver admitted that he knew he would not continue with Ferrari during the Italian GP at Monza before he was then questioned on his comments and was asked by journalists if he wanted to go to Sauber for 2019, to which he responded sarcastically.

“No,” he said, “I’m here to play with you and I’m going there to spend two years being unhappy.”

“I don’t know what’s going to happen with Sauber. I have my reasons to go and that’s enough for me.

“I don’t care what anyone else thinks because I’m happy with my reasoning.