Team Lotus Did Not Allow Raikkonen to Participate in Rally

October 17, 2012 at 02:09

The readers of our web-site already know that we provide them with the news, which are not only connected to the development of new cars, because the Lotus company is so much more than that. It is the company which also has a racing team, and so this news will be concerning the Lotus Team. So, as the topic goes, Kimi Raikkonen has been refused to take part in the Rally of Finland, as it was reported in Autosport. A few days before the start of the Monaco Grand Prix Finnish pilot told reporters that he wanted to go to the start of home race WRC, but now he has to abandon this idea.

Photo of Lotus R-GT on the races

Photo of Lotus R-GT on the races

“We sat down with Kimi and discussed everything – said team principal Eric Boullier. – His contract does not allow him to take part in rally racing. After what happened with Robert [Kubica], the team can not allow him to do the same thing”. In February 2011, Robert Kubica, who had been racing for the team last season, had an accident during a rally race in Italy, and still has not recovered from his injuries. According to Beaulieu, Raikkonen took the position of leadership.

Picture of Kimi in racing car and Lotus Team

Picture of Kimi in racing car and Lotus Team

Raikkonen participated in WRC in the last two seasons after he was dismissed from the team Ferrari. In the season 2012, Kimi returned to Royal races, signing a contract with Lotus. After the first five races of the championship Raikkonen ranks fourth in the individual competition, and he has two podiums on his credit.

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