Raikkonen gets first taste of Citroen's C4 WRC car

Claire Edwards

Kimi Raikkonen has had his first test in the Citroen Junior Team C4 WRC car this week that he will be driving during the 2010 FIA World Rally Championship.

The test took place on a private gravel track near the team's Satory workshops where Raikkonen covered 50km in the car. The new Rally season is only a few weeks away with the first stage taking place in Sweden on 12 Feburary.

"I very much enjoyed meeting the team properly for the first time," said Raikkonen. "It was good to try out a few different things; I was very interested to see how the car reacted when you changed some of the settings. Now, I'm really keen to get back behind the wheel of the C4 again!"

Raikkonen's first outing in the Citroen C4 WRC will be when he competes in the Arctic Lapland Rally on 28 January.