Kimi Raikkonen
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 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 16

Petter Solberg States Rally Made Raikkonen Better F1 Driver

Petter Solberg States Rally Made Raikkonen Better F1 Driver

of Finland and Kaj Lindstrom of Finland compete in their Ice1 Racing Citroen DS3 WRC during Leg2 of the WRC Rally of Sweden on February 12, 2011. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kimi Raikkonen’s rallying foray made him a better driver.

That is the claim of 2003 world rally champion , who got to know the ‘iceman’ during his two-year sabbatical in 2010 and 2011.

Finn Raikkonen returned to F1 with last season, impressing the grand prix world yet again after his career had flat-lined in his final two years at .

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Sep 14

Lotus Says Massa A Possible Raikkonen Replacement

Felipe Massa is looking for a F1 ride for 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

is looking for a ride for 2014. (Photo: Getty Images)

Felipe Massa has leapt into contention to replace the -bound at .

Both the Brazilian’s manager Nicolas Todt, and Lotus team boss Eric Boullier, have revealed 32-year-old Massa is in the running for what Todt describes as “the best seat” left on the 2014 grid.

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Sep 13

Webber Weighs In On Raikkonen, Alonso Pairing

Webber Weighs In On Raikkonen, Alonso Pairing

of Australia and Infiniti prepares to drive. (Photo: Getty Images)

While the press, fans and even Sir Jackie Stewart have been wringing their hands over Ferrari’s appointment of Kimi Raikkonen as ’s teammate in 2014, other luminaries aren’t seeing it as an explosive train wreck waiting to happen.

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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 ’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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