Back pain too severe to race in Austin says disappointed Raikkonen

With scepticism greeting news of his early ‘retirement’ in 2013, Kimi Raikkonen has come out and said he has to have surgery on his back to end what has become unbearable pain.

Some linked the Finn’s imminent surgery this week, ahead of the final Austin-Brazil double header of the 2013 season, with his Lotus pay dispute and deteriorating relationship with the Enstone based team.

But Raikkonen, who is switching to Ferrari next year and had click here for more