Kimi Räikkönen got his first date with the Citroën C4 WRC earlier this week, at a private gravel test track close to the team’s Satory workshops. This initial run was to allow the Finn to start getting used to the car that he will drive in 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 12th February.
The 2007 Formula 1 World Champion travelled to Paris to see Citroën Racing’s facilities for himself and to test the Citroën C4 WRC on a gravel test track within the Satory complex. Having covered around 50 kilometres, the latest Citroën Junior Team driver appreciated the chance to introduce himself with his new car.
Kimi Räikkönen’s first competitive drive will be on 28th January when he competes in the Arctic Lapland Rally as preparaion for the forthcoming Swedish Rally, the first round of the 2010 World Rally Championship.