Raikkonen does motocross to relax during F1 break

Kimi Raikkonen gets airborne during a spot of MX riding last week

Kimi Raikkonen gets airborne during a spot of MX riding last week

Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen filled in the time between the recent Malaysian Grand Prix and round three in China this weekend with a spot of motocross.

Founded alongside his rallying team during his two-year Formula 1 sabbatical, Raikkonen’s IceOne squad also includes a motocross arm.

So the Finn pulled on his MX gear and goggles last week – during the three-week break between Malaysia and China – and headed to Belgium, according to the Finnish broadcaster MTV3.

Kimi Raikkonen hits a berm

Kimi Raikkonen hits a berm

There, the 2007 world champion participated in the gravel practice session, with images depicting him in full airborne tilt.

Motocross riding would ordinarily be deemed too dangerous for Formula 1 teams to allow, but Lotus team boss Eric Boullier admitted last week that, “One of our drivers is famous for doing pretty much what he wants”. (GMM)