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Raikkonen: I felt good with Lotus

Kimi Raikkonen says that he felt well ambiance at Lotus, for the reason that it is a team that favor racing over affairs of state.

Returnee Raikkonen struggled early in season with power-steering system and Lotus previously fixed that problems and he now aggressively competing for 2012 Formula 1 title.

The Finn presently sixth place on the drivers’ championship and 38 points behind the title leader Fernando Alonso.

“I’ve felt good here since the beginning,” said Raikkonen in an interview with Autosprint.

“The people are fine, very relaxed. They want to race and don’t want to do too much politics.”

Raikkonen replayed about the power-steering system problem: “It’s just that in previous years I drove cars with really good steering systems. I know there are some details here that could be worked on to improve them. That’s the only reason why I insist.”

“I felt good with them,” he said. “I won a world title and now I have no more feelings towards them, neither good nor bad. I’m happy with what I got.

“Things could probably be done better, but what does it matter now? Yes, I know the reasons why I didn’t stay with them, but I don’t feel like talking about that now. As I said, I have no hard feelings towards anyone.”

Asked if he also regretted not signing for McLaren for 2009 amid rumors that talks collapsed because he wanted too much money, he said: “That’s not true. The point is that I could see no reason for signing for a certain number of months. I wasn’t that desperate, it’s not as if I would have done anything to stay in F1.”


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