Raikkonen not Lotus team owner - Boullier

Feb.7 (GMM) Eric Boullier has slammed rumours Kimi Raikkonen is a shareholder in the Lotus team.

It was reported that the 2007 world champion's retainer this year was subsidised by owner Genii granting the returning F1 driver a small slice of the Enstone based team.

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus Renault F1 Team
Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus Renault F1 Team

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"He has no shareholding. It is complete nonsense," Boullier is quoted by Finnish broadcaster MTV3.

"Raikkonen has a two-year contract as driver," he added. "Genii Capital holds 100 per cent of the team."

Boullier also dismissed suggestions Raikkonen, whose teammate is the reigning GP2 champion Romain Grosjean, is Lotus' obvious number one driver.

"There is no such thing in the contract," he said.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Romain Grosjean
Teams Renault F1 Team
Tags boullier, lotus, raikkonen