Raikkonen tests rally Citroen C4 in France

Kimi Raikkonen rally driver

Jan.14 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen this week shifted preparations for his first full season of world rallying into a higher gear.

The Finn, who has switched after a career spanning nine seasons and 18 wins in formula one, made his debut at the wheel of the Red Bull-branded Citroen C4 he will drive in next month’s Swedish Rally opener.

Before Sweden, he will contest the Arctic Lapland rally later this month.

2007 world champion Raikkonen, 30, conducted a short shakedown on a test track at Satory in France, according to the Auto Hebdo and Marca publications.