Kimi Raikkonen shrugs off back pain, will race in Korea

Raikkonen believes his ongoing chronic back problems are the legacy of a crash during testing in 2001.

updated: September 28, 2013 11:06 IST
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London: Kimi Raikkonen will head into next weekend's Korean Grand Prix still dogged by the back problems that upset his qualifying in Singapore, but keen to race through the pain barrier.

The Ferrari-bound Finn said he will assess his fitness levels during practice in Korea, but expects to be able to take part and, as in Singapore, to line up in the race.

In Singapore, he overcame the pain and secured a podium finish by taking third place, having qualified only 13th for Lotus.

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