So it was money. The lack of, to be exact. Lotus F1 have been rumored to be struggling with cash and the sale of a large stake in the team to Infinity Racing was thought to have helped but in the end, Kimi Raikkonen made the change to Ferrari because he hadn’t received his promised salary. Kimi told AUTOSPORT:
'The reasons why I left from the team are purely on the money side, and the things I haven't got, my salary,' said Raikkonen. 'That is an unfortunate thing.'
It’s understood that it’s not a simple bonus that missing but Raikkonen’s actual salary. It brings to light the very serious fact that Formula 1 is a struggling series. Sure, they seem to all be plugging along but...
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