Lotus’s unbelievable tweet about Kimi Raikkonen heading back to Ferrari
We wish more sports teams were this honest about their feelings.
Away from the goings on at the FAI today, the big news on the world of F1 is that Kimi Raikkonen is heading back to Ferrari to replace Felipe Massa, who said he was leaving at the end of the season yesterday.
Raikkonen left the Italian team in 2009, heading into the world of rallying and NASCAR before returning to F1 with Lotus in 2012.
The Finn had a very good first season with Lotus, finishing third in the standings but this season has been less successful, with rumours floating about of a deteriorating relationship between the driver and team bosses, with money for a new contract alleged to be the cause.
All those rumours ended today when Ferrari announced they were taking back the Finn, who won his solitary world crown in the famous red car in 2007.
"Scuderia Ferrari announces that it has reached an agreement with Kimi Raikkonen. The Finn will join Fernando Alonso in the driver line-up for the next two racing seasons."
However, his Lotus team are not too pleased, tweeting this incredible image in the last hour.
— Lotus F1 Team (@Lotus_F1Team) September 11, 2013
We really don't know exactly what it means, but it might be the maddest tweet ever sent out by a professional sports team.