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Raikkonen completes Le Mans test

Kimi Raikkonen completes his Peugeot test in Spain
Kimi Raikkonen has completed his test in Peugeot's 908 Le Mans 24 Hours racer after joining team regulars Franck Montagny, Stephane Sarrazin, Simon Pagenaud and Alex Wurz for a day of running in Spain.

The Finn, currently competing in the World Rally Championship in a privately-run Citroen DS3 WRC, covered a total of 35 laps of the Motorland Aragon circuit, which he was sampling for the first time.

“I enjoyed this test with Peugeot,” he said. “The 908 is a really fun car to drive.”

Raikkonen had been quoted in his homeland as saying that he was interesting in the prospect of competing at Le Mans next season, albeit only as part of an extended sportscar programme and not simply as a one off.

However, while admitting that the test had been planned for some time, Peugeot sport director Olivier Quesnel said there wasn't anything currently planned for the future.

“Originally, this test session was planned for a long time in order to prepare the rest of the season, on top of which we have allowed Kimi to discover the 908,” he said. “As of today, nothing has been scheduled or planned for the future.”




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JJJ - Unregistered

August 25, 2011 1:19 AM

True story boss b. Although I think I'd still have stuck around in F1 longer. Every driver always says that as far as the cars go nothing comes close. He could have had at least 5 more years at the highest level and then still would have had plenty of time left to do nascar, le mans, Indy 500...whatever. Must have really gotten sick of the politics, like JPM. Shame really cause those two were the drivers I rooted for (despite them driving for RD's team).

Bradenws

August 24, 2011 8:12 PM

I think part of why Kimi was my favorite F1 driver is stuff like this. This guy obviously loves cars and wants to race all of them. If he manages a leMans win, one F1 WC be damned, hes on his way to legendary status.



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