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Kimi looks for Arctic Rally opportunity // Kimi Räikkönen looks for his next challenge post-Formula One

Published by Mr. C

The Arctic Lapland Rally begins today Friday, and that's of particular interest to F1 fans, as a certain Mr. Kimi Räikkönen will be tackling the icy roads in his first rally outing since exiting the Formula 1 scene. Kimi will be driving a C4 WRC for the Citroen Junior team.

Kimi Räikkönen finds some air testing for the Arctic Lapland Rally.
Kimi Räikkönen finds some air testing for the Arctic Lapland Rally.Credit: Vesa Koivunen/Red Bull

Kimi's co-driver for the event will be Kaj Lindström, with whom he took part in last year's Arctic Rally. During that outing the pair finished in 13th place, although their car of choice was a Fiat Grande Punto S2000. Kimi's brother will be at the wheel of the little Punto this year, while the star attraction moves up to the WRC class chassis. Dani Sordo will drive the second car and should provide a useful benchmark with which to compare our Finnish hero.

Speaking prior to the event, Kimi said:

This rally is a very good opportunity for me to work with the team in competitive conditions and continue my learning curve with the car.

- Kimi Räikkönen

Those in the know, suggest Räikkönen's best hope will come in the super special tonight. He finished 4th there last year.

Keep an eye on Live Timing for up to the minute information. While an overview of the Arctic Rally can be found on the official site.

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