Kimi Raikkonen says he has only returned to F1 for the racing, with the sport playing 'no role' in his life away from the race track.

The Finn returned to the grid this season with Lotus after two seasons in the WRC, with the former champion having left the sport on the back of being released from his contract with Ferrari ahead of schedule.

Since his return, Raikkonen has scored three times in four races, including a fine second place finish in Bahrain that leaves him sitting seventh in the championship standings.

Speaking to Bild am Sonntag, Raikkonen insisted he was pleased with his season as a whole so far, but wasn't concerning himself with what others said about his comeback.

"It's not going too bad," he said "I like what I'm doing, that's enough. I don't care if someone says whether I'm doing it well or not. Still, it's disappointing when you're only second. Who knows what's going to happen at the next race."

However, Raikkonen was quick to point out that he had only returned to F1 for the racing, and not for everything else that comes along with being an F1 driver.

"I'm only here for racing," he said. "All the other bulls**t I can do without. If you took away the cars from Formula One, I would not be there. Formula One plays no role in my personal life. I have a real life! I think for many people, their life is Formula One. For me it's not."