Kimi Raikkonen Citroen C4 WRC test summary

Kimi Raikkonen gets behind the wheel of the CITROEN C4 WRC Kimi Raikkonen got his first taste of the Citroen C4 WRC on Tuesday, at a private gravel test track close to the team's Satory workshops. This initial shakedown allowed the Finn to start...

Kimi Raikkonen gets behind the wheel of the CITROEN C4 WRC

Kimi Raikkonen got his first taste of the Citroen C4 WRC on Tuesday, at a private gravel test track close to the team's Satory workshops. This initial shakedown allowed the Finn to start getting used to the car that he will drive on the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship.

With only a few weeks left before this year's World Rally Championship season gets underway in Sweden on 12 February, Kimi Raikkonen has already started his preparations in earnest. The 2007 Formula 1 World Champion came to Versailles on Tuesday to see Citroen Racing's facilities for himself.

The Finn was then able to drive the Citroen C4 WRC on a gravel test track within the Satory complex. Having covered around 50 kilometres, the latest Citroen Junior Team driver appreciated the chance to familiarise himself with his new car. " I very much enjoyed meeting the team properly for the first time " he said. " It was good to try out a few different things; I was very interested to see how the car reacted when you changed some of the settings. Now, I'm really keen to get back behind the wheel of the C4 again! "

Kimi Raikkonen's first competitive outing will be on 28 January. In order to prepare for the forthcoming Swedish Rally, the Finn is scheduled to compete on the Arctic Lapland Rally in a Citroen C4 WRC.

-source: citroen

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Series Formula 1 , WRC
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Citroën World Rally Team