I know there were rumours but there are always rumours and most of them turn into nothing. But, this one has turned into something and in 2012 Kimi is going to join the list of Finns to drive for Lotus. The funny thing is that Mika, Heikki, and Kimi are all going to have driven for Lotus and every one of them will have driven for a different Lotus. I am happy that Kimi is back. Maybe I was the only one that liked his post race press conferences, especially in the early days when he would sit there playing with the microphone and sending a rubbing noise out to the tv. His short nervous answers made him sound like the most human one there. And once he found his confidence and kept giving short boring answers, you could forgive him because the questions that reporters tend to pose are generally boring and poorly thought out anyway.
Of todays drivers Kimi seems to be the truist of racers along with Montoya. They don't care if it's F1, they just want to race something fast. I love that Kimi will give anything a go. Rally, Nascar, trucks, ski mobiles... Lots of other drivers would be worried about their image trying out racing unfamiliar cars against lesser drivers with better experience. But Kimi clearly isn't in it for the glory, the money, the fame, the sponsors, maybe not even the fans. Kimi is in racing for the racing and that is why I am glad that he will be back next year.