2007 Formula 1 World Champion Kimi Raikkonen was behind the wheel of an F1 car for the first time since 2009. However due to testing restrictions, the Finn, who has signed for the Lotus F1 Team, was only allowed to drive a two year old, reliveried Renault R30.

The Iceman’s return means there will be six F1 World Champions on this year’s grid – a quarter of the field. Raikkonen was dropped by Ferrari for the 2010 season to make way for Fernando Alonso, and has spent the past couple of years dabbling in WRC and NASCAR.

– Charles Kha

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LOOK AT THE EXCITEMENT! THE EMOTIONS! -____-

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If you want to win.. Employ a Finn :D

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Alway Sunny reference FTW

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Every now and then seeing finnish motorsport persons being discussed or featured in websites, like speed hunters for example, makes me proud to be from Finland. I bet all of us F1 fans are waiting for the next season really hard! I hope Kimi makes it to the top 5 at least. Here's something else you might enjoy: Juha Kankkunen, a four time WRC champ revealing Car collection for the first time. http://www.insideline.com/features/collection-of-a-lifetime.html

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Kimi's not jabbering bullshit like many others around F1, including media and fans. He's just driving fast and answering the questions. I just hope the Renault is not lacking before his skills...

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It is funny that it seems that the makers of that video are unable to use Ä-letter. He's name is Kimi Räikkönen, not Raikkonen.

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I'm proud to be a Finn!

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Shouldn't it say 'the return of a party legend'?

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@daveTripoli I agree. Such wild and uncontrollable energy! :/ he clearly enjoys interviews and isn't at all swallowing down bile with every answer forced out of him.

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Wow, Kimi is truly an Icseman of few words.

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Can Formula 1 possibly be more exciting than it was the previous couple of years? I cant wait to find out :P

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I'm glad to see Kimi back in F1!

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he was/is my favourite driver in formula1, I hope he does well again since he realy seems excited about returning

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All I could think of was : "The Nightman Cometh".... damn you Its Always Sunny!

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Wow he seems really excited to be back in F1 this year, you could tell he was having a time controlling his emotions lol


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