Kimi Raikkonen turned up at the servicepark of the IRC Rallye
International du Valais in Switzerland, with his elder rallying brother
Rami, to visit Anton Alen.
Kimi couldn’t help himself but he had to have a sit in Alen’s Fiat
Abarth Grande Punto S2000. He looked really happy behind the wheel of a
rally car and has stated previously that he will go rallying when he
Raikkonen looks natural and happy behind the wheel of a rally car:
Raikkonen has recently been offered a test drive by Malcolm Wilson
in an M-Sport Ford Focus, though he hasn’t confirmed if this will
With Fiat making noises about joining the WRC in 2010 or 11 it would
be a tantalising prospect to have Kimi line up for them with Alen as
team-mate following in his father Markku’s footsteps. One can dream!
Watch the video featuring Raikkonen in Alen’s car at approx 1min 30secs into the clip.
Well, Kimi wasted no time at grabbing the opportunity to get into the driver’s seat of a rally car. I hope he does eventually race the thing in a few years time! And as mentioned in the KRS forum, it seems the idea won’t be too far from reality when Kimi calls it a day from Formula One. I’ve only just begun being in control at the wheel, having passed my first driving test today! Also, it’s Mrs Jenni Dahlman-Raikkonen’s birthday today, so happy birthday Jenni!
Don’t forget to share your thoughts on Kimi’s 2008 F1 season, as they will be published here later this week!