6 Jan 2012

Raikkonen clears air about comeback

12:42 pm on 6 January 2012

Former Formula one motor racing champion Kimi Raikkonen has blasted critics who claim he'll struggle to recapture his world championship glory days when he returns to F1 with Lotus this season.

The Finn won the 2007 world title before leaving for the world rally championship where he spent two years.

Raikkonen says there's been quite a bit of noise in the press about his comeback but it has no effect on him.

He says the main thing is that coming back is what he wanted and he has a good opportunity with the team so he's happy.