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Raikkonen turns to rally

By Samantha Stevens, 06 Jul 2009 Motorsport

Raikkonen turns to rally

The F1 champ will trade tar for gravel at his home town rally this month.

Raikkonen at the Arctic Rally in Finland this January.

Ferrari Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen is making good use of the Grand Prix summer holidays, making his WRC debut this month in one of the toughest events on the rally calendar - Finland.

The 2007 F1 champ will enter his home town round with Finnish co-driver Kaj Lindstrom, who has directed the likes of Tommi Makinen, in a Fiat Punto Abarth S2000.

Raikkonen has actually appeared in three other rallies this year, but this will be his first big test on gravel.

We watch with interest...