Räikkönen: It will be different for me
5 February 2012 – Lotus F1 driver Kimi Räikkönen helped unveil the Enstone-based squad's 2012 challenger on Sunday evening, with the Finn gearing up to start his first race since the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in 2009. Standing alongside new team-mate Romain Grosjean, the former title-winner gave his thoughts on the E20 and the campaign ahead.
"I'm happy to be back, so that's the main thing," the Espoo-born man explained on-stage. "It will be something slightly different than it used to be than when I used to be in Formula One with a different team, little bit different regulations"
"But before the first race it's really difficult to say still. I think the people know how to build a good car and of course even the biggest teams can't produce a winning car every year."
Raikkonen will be behind the wheel for the opening pre-season test at Jerez next week, driving for two days before handing over to fellow F1 returnee Grosjean.