Kimi Raikkonen agrees to race after reported deal with Lotus

The Finn had made clear that he was contemplating boycotting the last two races, in the United States and Brazil, because Lotus had not paid him any of his salary this year.

updated: November 04, 2013 23:21 IST
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Abu Dhabi: Ferrari-bound Finn Kimi Raikkonen departed early, with his immediate future reportedly settled, following a first lap crash which summed up his nightmare weekend at Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Raikkonen arrived late on Friday morning to drive for Lotus and was the first man to leave the Yas Marina track, climbing into his road car in the paddock as race victor and champion Sebastian Vettel made his first pit stop.

By then, according to paddock sources, he had agreed a provisional deal to continue racing for the Lotus team in the final events of the year in the United States and Brazil.

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