Raikkonen skips Thursday for longer LA holiday 23 November, 2012 Nov.23 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen, undoubtedly Formula One’s most laid back driver, reportedly skipped Thursday’s traditional proceedings at Interlagos ahead of the Brazilian grand Prix. Normally, drivers attend media and sponsor functions, meet with their engineers and walk the circuit at grand prix venues on the day before the official practice action kicks off. But according to the Finnish MTV3 broadcaster, 2007 world champion Raikkonen was on Thursday still holidaying in Los Angeles, in the wake of last weekend’s US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. Meanwhile, Lotus team boss Eric Boullier denied reports that the 33-year-old has not been paid all the points bonus money he is contractually entitled to. “Kimi has got all the money which he has earned so far,” the Frenchman insisted. Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsKovalainen: I was anticipating that it would be easier to come back and race competitivelyLotus: A disappointing way to end what has been a strong season for the teamBarrichello says he nearly replaced Raikkonen for final two racesLotus: Rather disappointing as the car has been performing well in wet conditions,Brazilian Grand Prix: Team representatives press conference full transcriptLotus: We’ve gained strong data using both of Pirelli’s wet tyresBriatore: US GP showed that Lotus made very bad choice with KovalainenGrosjean: Always fantastic to be on the podium and the top step is always our targetKovalainen: The Lotus E21 feels good and it gives you the confidence to attackValsecchi: It’s a huge blow to lose out to Kovalainen who is not a great champion MightyK What does Kimi say ?