Raikkonen surgery successful now month of recovery begins 15 November, 2013 No racing and no boating with mates for Kimi Raikkonen who is recovering from a back operation for at least a month Ferrari bound Kimi Raikkonen is now recovering from successful back surgery, according to Lotus. “As planned, Kimi Räikkönen underwent back surgery yesterday at The University Hospital of Strasbourg. Lotus F1 Team is happy to report that the operation was totally successful, according to Professor Afshin Gangi,” the team announced in a statement to the media. “Kimi will now rest for a few days and he will start his recovery process as early as next week. Everyone at the track and at Enstone wishes him a quick recovery,” concluded the statement. After suffering with severe pain from an old back injury at grands prix recently, the Finn elected to sit out the last two races of 2013 in order to have the operation well ahead of his 2014 switch to Ferrari. MTV reported that the 34-year-old “can start light exercise in 4 to 6 weeks (time)”. For the last two races of 2013 in Austin and Brazil, Lotus replaced Raikkonen with his Finnish countryman Heikki Kovalainen. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsMattiacci: I am happy to have brought Vettel to FerrariRaikkonen: Arrivabene is perfect for Ferrari team principalFerrari bust spying on Mercedes during Abu Dhabi testVettel: Newey said no to me testing for Ferrari in Abu DhabiMarko: Legally it’s not ok that Vettel is already with FerrariAlonso takes a swipe at Ferrari’s Marlboro Man shakeupBottas management play down Ferrari reportsRicciardo: Vettel has great passion for FerrariArrivederci to Mattiacci as Arrivabene becomes Ferrari F1 bossMattiacci future as Ferrari F1 boss uncertain Spartacus Show us the scar! captain tortuga I cannot but admit, that my ‘fan-o-meter’ for Kimi has plummeted since the second half of this season. I really hope Lotus builds another lucky fluke car, so Kimi only sees the rear end of it next year in his italian heap of junk Spartacus Seriuosly though, every report on Kimi’s back surgery is too vague. We need to know exactly what kind of back surgery it is. Lower back? Upper back? Exactly what problem did he have? Sciatica? Pain radiating down one of his legs? Which leg? Or both legs? As long as there has not been photographic proof of his surgical scar, I don’t believe he actually had a surgery. Rohith Salian Get well soon kimi.. TarasT Good luck Kimi, and what the Hell are you doing to your friend? Forza Ferrari @captain tortuga Ferrari is the best, always and forever! But you can keep on fapping at your English heap of junk Lotus LOL Forza Ferrari!!! McLarenfan Hope Kimi recovers well back pain is a bitch I wouldn’t wish on anyone.