Sep 19

Lotus Hasn’t Paid Me, Says Raikkonen

Lotus Haven't Paid Me, Says Raikkonen

of Finland and is interviewed by the media ahead of the Formula One Singapore GP. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen confirmed Thursday that the financial situation at Lotus played a big part in his decision to move to .

It’s no secret that the team struggled to pay the Finn’s salary and points bonuses last season, and has fallen behind again this year. Nevertheless, it was intriguing that he was so open about the issue in the public forum of a press conference. Now that he’s definitely leaving, he has no reason to be coy about it.

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Sep 13

Kimi Raikkonen Q&A: ‘I’ll Keep Pushing At Every Race’

 Q&A With Kimi Raikkonen “I’ll Keep Pushing At Every Race”

of Finland and will be with a new team in 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen is Formula One’s man of the moment for obvious reasons, but before he rejoins Scuderia in 2014, he still has a World Championship to fight for. Lotus on Friday issued a Q&A with the Finnish star, focusing on his prospects for next weekend’s Singapore GP.

Q: It’s now been announced where you will drive next year; how does that affect the rest of your season?

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Sep 12

FIA Inspects Mexico City Track As Plans Progress

FIA Inspects Mexico City Track As Plans Progress

A grid girl holds the Mexican flag. (Photo: Getty Images)

The ’s inspected the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez track in Mexico City this week, as plans for a return of F1 to the country continue to progress.

The race has a date of Nov. 9 on a provisional calendar that was circulating at Monza, although it is subject to confirmation.

Whiting was accompanied by Austin F1 founder Tavo Hellmund, who has switched his focus to Mexico after being ousted from the Texas project. His late father Gustavo was a race promoter at the venue.

They were joined by FIA vice president and regular F1 race steward Jose Abed, who was also head of the organizing committee in past years.

Also in attendance was a leading representative from circuit design company Tilke, confirming that the German company will be responsible for the necessary upgrades.

The Mexico City venue previously hosted World Championship races from 1963-70 and 1986-92.

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