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Motor Racing

Comeback trail easy for Raikkonen


Kimi Raikkonen reported no problems in re-adapting to an F1 car in his first test this week after two years away from grand-prix racing. The Finn, world champion for Ferrari in 2007, completed two days of testing with his new team, Lotus, in Valencia.

"I was expecting it to feel faster," said the 32-year-old, who spent the last two years in rallying. "OK, Valencia is not the fastest circuit, but it was still pretty normal."

Raikkonen said the car did not feel especially fast. "I was expecting it to feel fast when you really go with the throttle, but I had [that] sensation maybe once."