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F1: You ain't seen nothing yet, say Lotus and Kimi

Published on Nov 10, 2012 6:21 AM
Lotus Renault driver Kimi Raikkonen of Finland speaks during a news conference at The Buddh International circuit in Greater Noida, on the outskirts of New Delhi on Oct 25, 2012 ahead of the Formula One Indian Grand Prix 2012. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Kimi Raikkonen has put his money where his mouth is by paying for 500 t-shirts emblazoned with his "leave me alone" radio message, broadcast during last Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

They are being printed and prepared as gifts from the Finnish driver to his Lotus team and to mark his first victory since returning from self-imposed F1 exile this season.

They also signal that he is back in the winners' circle and has every intention of staying in the limelight for as long as he can - and certainly returning as a race winner.

The Finn returned this year after a two-season absence and held off two-time champion Fernando Alonso of Ferrari at Yas Marina last Sunday to claim his 19th Formula One win.

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