Kimi Raikkonen sat behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car, for the first time since 2009. Lotus was on hand with the Renault R30 at Valencia’s Tormo Circuit.
Kimi sported a new helmet design for the upcoming 2012 season.
He may not look it, but Kimi’s over the moon about his Formula 1 return.
Lotus debuts their 2012 car on Feburary 5. Most of the teams will be doing the same within the next few weeks, starting with Caterham this Thursday.
It’s still early, but I’m already feeling that excitement for the return of Formula 1. The season begins with the Australian Grand Prix on March 18!
Photos courtesy of Lotus F1 Team.