Trulli doubts Raikkonen to be fast on return

By on Friday, January 20, 2012

Kimi Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen will not immediately set the F1 tracks alight in 2012, according to Grand Prix veteran Jarno Trulli.

2007 world champion Raikkonen, a winner of 18 races with top teams McLaren and Ferrari last decade, is returning with Lotus this season after a two-year sojourn in world rallying.

But Italian Trulli, whose season with Caterham in 2012 will be his sixteenth consecutively in F1, doubts the 32-year-old will be immediately fast.

"Yes, it will be difficult for Kimi when he has to re-adapt to a F1 car," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I don't think at the very beginning Kimi is going to be fast," added Trulli.

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