Is Kimi Raikkonen Focused on Money or Titles with Ferrari Move for F1 2014?

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Is Kimi Raikkonen Focused on Money or Titles with Ferrari Move for F1 2014?
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Raikkonen will leave Lotus after this season finishes

Kimi Raikkonen's words in last Thursday's official FIA press conference before the Singapore Grand Prix weekend kicked off were typical of the Finn.

He was cold, unmoved and matter-of-fact as he gave his reasons for leaving Lotus at the end of the year for Ferrari: "The reasons why I left from the team is purely on the money side. They haven’t got my salary."

There is, however, more to Raikkonen's words than is immediately obvious. He's a world champion who is still capable of fighting for Grand Prix victories on a regular basis. 

His motivation has been questioned in the past, but is he really moving back to Ferrari—a team that paid him handsomely not to drive in 2010—simply to top up his coffer? This writer's not convinced.

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