Räikkönen's back 'much better' after surgery
24 February 2014 – Kimi Räikkönen says his back is feeling "much, much better" after undergoing surgery late last year.
The Finn skipped the final two Grands Prix of the 2013 season to allow doctors to operate on the injury, which stemmed from a massive testing accident at Magny-Cours back in 2001, ahead of his return to Ferrari.
"It's been OK since I had the operation," Räikkönen explained. "Hopefully it will stay like that. But with those things you never know, it's been there for a long time.
"I've had things done for it before and some days it's good and then the next day it might not be. But it's been much, much better and pretty normal since [the surgery]."
Räikkönen heads into the 2014 season as Ferrari's most recent title winner with his 2007 triumph.