ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kimi Raikkonen says he has not been paid any of his salary by Lotus this season and has threatened to skip the final two races of the season in protest.
The former F1 champion spoke Friday after the second practice session for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. He says he's still upset about a tense exchange with a member of the technical staff at last weekend's Indian GP.
Raikkonen's comments came just hours after Lotus chairman Gerard Lopez played down the rift between Raikkonen and trackside operations director Alan Permane last Sunday. Raikkonen was told over the race radio by Permane not to hold up teammate Romain Grosjean.
Raikkonen is joining Ferrari next season.