Raikkonen back in the saddle

FORMULA ONE: Former world champion Kimi Raikkonen impressed on his first day of testing for Lotus after a two-year absence from the sport, according to the team’s trackside operations director Alan Permane. “From the first run he was pretty much there,” he said of the Finn. The 32-year-old was driving a two-year-old Renault R30 at Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit in Spain and F1’s testing restrictions mean he will have to wait until next month to race the team’s car for the coming season. Raikkonen added: “It was nice to get back in the car. It’s a few years since I last drove.”