The Straits Times
Published on Oct 30, 2012

Kimi Raikkonen looks forward to better 2013


NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - Finland's Kimi Raikkonen looked forward to mounting a stronger title challenge next year after Lotus announced the 2007 Formula One champion, currently third overall, had signed a new deal with the team.

"We have proven as a team that we can build and develop a strong and reliable car. This year has been a good platform to put down strong foundations for what will hopefully be an even better season next time around," he said in a team Q&A on Monday.

"We know what we need to do to improve in some important areas...all in all I'm looking forward to carrying on working with the team to achieve more good things in 2013."

Lotus made the announcement that he was staying next season with a teasing video posted on YouTube, with the link posted to it from their official Twitter feed.