Raikkonen contender for Melbourne pole predicts Salo 27 February, 2013 Kimi Raikkonen with Mika Salo Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen is being tipped to fight for pole position at the season opener in Australia next month, and the world championship in 2013. “I am quite sure Kimi will fight for the championship,” fellow Finn Mika Salo, now a commentator for the MTV3 broadcaster, said. After two seasons in rallying, 2007 world champion Raikkonen returned to formula one with Lotus last year, finishing the championship third and winning in Abu Dhabi. “Last year he was not able to consistently show good results all of the time, and the team made mistakes that should not be repeated,” said former Sauber and Ferrari driver Salo. “It is clear that the Lotus has now improved. I have no doubt that, in Australia, Kimi will fight for pole position.” (GMM) Related NewsLotus: We’ve finished a disappointing weekend with a disappointing raceLotus: It’s clear that we have work to doGrosjean: We are paying for the fact that we didn’t do much mileage in winter testingLotus: We experienced quite a few issuesGrosjean admits situation ahead of Melbourne is a little bit strange2013 Australian GP winners Lotus braced for tough start to new seasonGrosjean: We’re not as well prepared as last year, that is for sure!Maldonado: Everything feels good and I think the potential of the E22 is hugeLopez: We head into the first race of 2014 with a lot of expectation but many unknownsAlonso not concerned by Raikkonen’s race winning pace met yeah.!. Go go Kimi and Lotus!. Mr.A ICEMAN RULES george Come on the Iceman!!!