November 15th, 2013 (F1Plus / Chris Cameron-Dow) - Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen yesterday underwent surgery on his back in Europe. Raikkonen last week announced that he would miss the final two races of the 2013 season in order to have this surgery.
Lotus F1 team released the following statement today:
"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.
"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."
Raikkonen will return to the Formula One grid with Ferrari in 2014. For the final two races of this season, Raikkonen's Lotus is being raced by fellow Finn Heikki Kovalainen.