Raikkonen set for first spin in old Lotus car

Updated: 23 January 2012 21:07 IST

Finland's 2007 Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen made his return to the track after two years away on Monday in a testing session at the Ricardo Tormo track outside Valencia, his new team Lotus-Renault said.

Raikkonen set for first spin in old Lotus car

Valencia, Spain:

Finland's 2007 Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen made his return to the track after two years away on Monday in a testing session at the Ricardo Tormo track outside Valencia, his new team Lotus-Renault said.

The 32-year-old Raikkonen - winner of 18 grands prix before he switched to the World Rally Championship in 2009 - is in eastern Spain for two days of testing with the R30 2010 model but next month will put this year's model through its paces with team-mate Romain Grosjean at Jerez de la Frontera.

Raikkonen won his 2007 crown with Ferrari before switching to the World Rally Championship in 2009 before a spell in Nascar racing.

Last November he confirmed he was returning to Formula One with Lotus-Renault after signing a two-year contract.

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