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Lotus are still in with an, albeit unlikely, shot at the drivers’ championship this year, so it’s fair to say Kimi Räikkönen’s comeback has certainly gone a lot better than others we have seen. Thus, it’s no surprise that the team have confirmed him for a second season in the car.
In a press release worryingly entitled “Better the devil you know” Lotus confirm that Kimi will drive for them once more in 2013. Team Principal Eric Boullier says: “From the first time he sat in the car this year it was clear he had lost none of his pace or technical feedback and we have been rewarded by a focused and motivated driver all season.”
For his part, Kimi adds: “To be honest, I didn’t expect to be fighting for the drivers’ championship this season... so it has been great to be on the podium so many times and to score points on a regular basis. Continuing with the team was an obvious choice for me and I’m looking forward to making another step forward together next year.”