Why Raikkonen was the only option for Lotus

Why Raikkonen was the only option for Lotus

In the wake of Kimi Raikkonen's return to F1 action at Valencia on Monday, Tony Dodgins reckons Lotus had no option but to sign the Finn in a bid to plug the hole left by Robert Kubica

So Kimi Raikkonen is back in the seat, pedalling a two-year-old Renault around Valencia's Ricardo Tormo circuit as I write.

Over the winter I've heard a lot of discussion about whether Renault's decision to sign him was sensible or not. I think it has to be taken as a positive that he's up for thrashing a non-contemporary car around a circuit that's not on the schedule, on tyres he won't be using.

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