Kimi Raikkonen says he is 'more committed than ever' to deliver results for Ferrari following the confirmation he will remain with the Scuderia for the 2016 F1 season.

The Finn's place in the team was considered to be under threat on the back of an indifferent first-half to the 2015 season, his single podium peak proving a stark contrast to the two wins and seven podiums of new team-mate Sebastian Vettel.

However, after weeks of speculation, Ferrari has quelled such rumours ahead of the Belgian Grand Prix by confirming the 2007 F1 world champion will race alongside Sebastian Vettel for at least another year.

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With his immediate future assured, Raikkonen says he is determined to repay Ferrari's faith and hints that this new deal will indeed mark his F1 swansong.

"What can I say?" he said. "For me, to be able to stay another year at Ferrari means that the dream goes on. The Scuderia is my family, as I always said, it's here I want to end my career.

"I am more committed than ever and I want to say thank you to the people who gave me this chance. Also, a big thank you goes to all my Ferrari fans, for their continuous support."

With nine rounds of the 2015 F1 season remaining, Raikkonen is fifth in the standings, 84 points behind his team-mate Vettel.