Mar 12

Mother says Raikkonen’s comeback ‘a surprise’

Kimi Raikkonen’s mother says her son is once again enjoying formula one, after his rallying sabattical in 2010 and 2011.

2013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Kimi Raikkonen 22013-02-23 - Lotus F1 Team - Barcelona - Kimi Raikkonen 02The famous Finn burst back into F1 with Lotus last year, earning legions of new fans who enjoy his unique personality, and finishing a surprise third in the world championship. Raikkonen’s mother, Paula, said she was surprised late in 2011 when she read rumours her 33-year-old son was thinking about returning to F1.

“I had heard rumours of his talks with Williams, so I asked him about it,” she is quoted by the Finnish broadcaster MTV3.

“He said he would prefer to go to Lotus, because it was a better option for him.  It was a surprise,” she said.

“His friends had told me that he stopped formula one because he was tired (of it), and then suddenly he went back.

“I think the little break was a good thing, because now he seems to be enjoying the racing again,” she added.

source: GMM

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