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Raikkonen announces return to F1

11-30-2011 16:11 BJT

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Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen will make an eagerly-anticipated comeback to Formula One next season. He's just signed a two-year contract with Lotus.

The 32-year-old Finn won a drivers' title with Ferrari in 2007, but quit F-1 two years later and switched to rallying. Raikkonen's new team, currently known as Renault, will race under the name of their title sponsor Lotus starting next season.

France's Romain Grosjean, this year's GP2 champion, has been widely expected to take the second seat. Raikkonen says the two years he spent in rallying have been useful for him as a driver, but that he has an overwhelming hunger to return to Formula One

Kimi Raikkonen said: "I wouldn't come back if I was not motivated. There is always a lot of talk about motivation but nobody really knows what I do or what I think apart from myself, so I don’t really care what people say. I enjoy the comeback, I wouldn't put my name in the contract if I didn't think I really enjoyed it, so it will be interesting, it will be exciting, to get back."


Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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