I never really lost the passion for racing in Formula 1.
The words of Lotus Renault’s new hire, Kimi Raikkonen, in a press release today.
Kimi Raikkonen is stoked to be back in Formula 1. After a less than stellar showing at the World Rally Championship and a stint with NASCRAP, Raikkonen is looking to ruffle some feathers once again.
He’s never been one of my favorite drivers, but you can’t deny that he’ll make things more interesting and that’s a very good thing for the sport. Many predicted Raikkonen would be headed to Williams, after meeting at the team’s Oxfordshire base. But with this week’s news of Robert Kubica unable to make the start of the season for Lotus Renault, talk began of a replacement.
This move means that Rubens Barrichello may have a shot at returning, next season with Williams. As much as I like Barrichello, I think it’s time to bow out, or at least set a date so the speculation can end.
We’re just two days, since the finale in Brazil and already 2012 is looking to be a good season in Formula 1.
Photo courtesy of Renault & LAT.