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Lotus officially confirms Raikkonen's absence

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10/11/2013

Several hours after it was first reported that Kimi Raikkonen will miss the two remaining races of the season, Lotus has issued a brief official statement.

It reads:

"Lotus F1 Team can confirm that Kimi Räikkönen will miss the final two races of the 2013 Formula 1 season to undergo, and recover from, back surgery.

The team will make an announcement about the replacement driver for the United States and Brazilian Grands Prix in due course."

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1. Posted by TokyoAussie, 11/11/2013 3:38

"Lotus' test driver should get the nod, otherwise why have reserve drivers. If only because he knows the car better than anybody."

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