Formula One: Raikkonen shrugs off back pain
LONDON (AFP) - Kimi Raikkonen will head into next weekend's Korean Grand Prix still dogged by the back problems that upset his qualifying in Singapore, but keen to race through the pain barrier.
The Ferrari-bound Finn said he will assess his fitness levels during practice in Korea, but expects to be able to take part and, as in Singapore, to line up in the race.
In Singapore, he overcame the pain and secured a podium finish by taking third place, having qualified only 13th for Lotus.
"It's better than it was on Saturday in Singapore, which is when it didn't feel too good," said Raikkonen.