Kimi Raikkonen got his first taste of a Citroen C4 WRC car this week as he gears up for his maiden season in the FIA World Rally Championship with the Citroen Junior Team.

The 2007 F1 World champion went to Versailles on Tuesday to see Citroen Racing's facilities for the first time.

He was then able to drive the Citroen C4 WRC on a private gravel test track within the Satory complex. The Finn covered around 50 kilometres and was happy to get the chance to familiarise himself with his new stead.

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"I very much enjoyed meeting the team properly for the first time," said the ex-McLaren and Ferrari F1 ace. "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 competitive outing with the Citroen C4 WRC will be on 28 January, when he is scheduled to compete on the Arctic Lapland Rally. His first outing in the WRC with it will come next month when the season begins in Sweden on 12 February.