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Lotus Renault GP is pleased to announce that Kimi Raikkonen will race for the team next season. The 2007 World Champion, who left Formula 1 in late 2009 to pursue a career in rallying, has decided to make a comeback at the pinnacle of the cars. It has signed a two-year agreement with Lotus Renault GP.
Kimi F1 roll of honor includes 18 wins, 62 podiums and 16 pole positions. This experience and success is sure to help the team to step up next year. The commitment of the Finnish 32-year-old, in fact makes him a vote of confidence in Lotus Renault GP, which shows the determination of the team and the new philosophy for the season ahead.
Kimi Raikkonen: “I am delighted to be returning to Formula 1 after a break of two years and I am very grateful to Lotus Renault GP for giving me this opportunity. My time in the World Rally Championship has been a useful stage in my career as a pilot, but I can not deny the fact that my hunger for F1 just become overwhelming. It was an easy choice to return with Lotus Renault GP, I was impressed by the scope of the ambition of the team. Now I’m looking forward to playing an important role in pushing the team to the front of the grid. “
Gerard Lopez, Genii Capital, President: “Throughout the year, we said that our team was in the beginning of a new cycle. Backstage we have been working hard to build the foundation of a structure to ensure successful and soon to be able to fight at the highest level. Kimi decision to return to Formula 1 with us is the first step of several ads that you must become a more serious competitor in the future. Of course, everyone is eager to work with a world champion. On behalf of our staff, I would like to welcome Kimi to Enstone, a place has always been known for his humane approach to Formula 1. “