30 Oct 2012

Raikkonen staying at Lotus for 2013

11:56 am on 30 October 2012

The former world motor racing champion Kimi Raikkonen will stay at Lotus next season after agreement was reached to extend his contract.

33-year-old Raikkonen took time out from Formula One in 2010/11 to compete in the World Rally Championship before returning this season to secure six podium finishes.

The 2007 Formula One champion is lying third behind Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso in this year's championship.