Formula One never stops. No sooner had the last of the stragglers arrived back from Sao Paulo than the first big story of 2012 breaks; Kimi Raikkonen will be driving for Lotus Renault. That means six world champions on the grid next year and that’s never happened before.
What’s Kimi’s motivation? Nobody was surprised he wasn’t available for early breakfast interviews on the wireless this morning. Dawn starts aren’t his style. Schumacher is already on record as saying at least next year’s parties will be more fun now that F1’s last playboy is back. It remains to be seen what impact he’ll have on the racing.
Not that F1 needs him. Let’s not ignore the BIG STORY of F1 in 2011; despite a runaway winner, it was a fantastic season. So, journey with us as we take a look at the stories of the season and how they might develop until it all kicks off again in Australia; a place Kimi couldn’t be bothered to travel to as part of his 2011 WRC campaign.