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Raikkonen 'can't wait' to return to Ferrari
Wednesday 11th September 2013, 17:49 by TF1T Staff
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Kimi Raikkonen isn't one to show his emotions, but speaking about his newly signed contract with Ferrari, the Finn - often dubbed the 'Iceman' - expressed excitement for the future.
Raikkonen previously drove for the team between 2007 and 2009, winning the title in the first season before being paid off to leave early at the end of the '09 season.
Despite that difficult time, which led to him leaving the sport for two seasons before returning with Lotus in 2012, he says he "can't wait" to get back behind the wheel of a red car.
"I am really happy to be returning to Maranello where I previously spent three fantastic and very successful years," he said. "I have so many memories of my time at Ferrari, memories which have stayed with me these past years, first and foremost, winning the World Championship title in 2007, which was really unforgettable."
The 33-year-old is also looking forward to partnering Fernando Alonso who he described as a "great driver".
"I can't wait to be driving a Prancing Horse car again and to reacquaint myself with so many people with whom I had such close links, as well as working with Fernando, whom I consider a great driver, in order to bring the team the success it deserves."
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