Raikkonen enjoys motocross during F1 break

Kimi Raikkonen performed a full airborne tilt in the motocross gravel practice session between the recent Malaysian and upcoming China GP

Apr.8 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen filled in the time between the recent Malaysian Grand Prix and round three in China this weekend with a spot of motocross.

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus F1 Team
Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus F1 Team

Photo by: XPB Images

Founded alongside his rallying team during his two-year F1 sabbatical, Raikkonen's 'IceOne' squad also includes a motocross arm.

So the Finn pulled on his leathers and goggles last week - during the three-week break between Malaysia and China - and headed to Belgium, according to the Finnish broadcaster MTV3.

There, the 2007 world champion participated in the gravel practice session, with images depicting him in full airborne tilt.

Motocross riding would ordinarily be deemed too dangerous for F1 teams to allow, but Lotus team boss Eric Boullier admitted last week that "One of our drivers is famous for doing pretty much what he wants".

See the photos here: http://ice1racing.tumblr.com/day/2013/04/07

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Lotus F1 Team
Article type Breaking news
Tags motocross, raikkonen