The former World Champion, who left the sport at the end of 2009 after 3 years with Ferrari and has spent the past two years rallying with Citroen, has picked up 18 wins and 16 pole positions during his F1 career, although it remains to be seen if next years Lotus Renault GP R32 will be up to the task of increasing those tallies.
Kimi Räikkönen: “I’m delighted to be coming back to Formula 1 after a two-year break, and I’m grateful to Lotus Renault GP for offering me this opportunity. My time in the World Rally Championship has been a useful stage in my career as a driver, but I can’t deny the fact that my hunger for F1 has recently become overwhelming. It was an easy choice to return with Lotus Renault GP as I have been impressed by the scope of the team’s ambition. Now I’m looking forward to playing an important role in pushing the team to the very front of the grid.”
We’re sure the team will be celebrating with Coca Cola and choc ice’s all round!