Kimi Raikkonen is to become the latest Formula 1 driver to appear on the hit TV show Top Gear.

The Lotus driver will appear on the final episode of the current series, due to air on Sunday 11 March, where he will be interviewed by host Jeremy Clarkson before hitting the track to set a lap-time in the series' 'reasonably priced car'.

Raikkonen will attempt to beat the best time set last year by Sebastian Vettel, with the German lapping the circuit around the Dunsfield Aerodrome in 1min 44.0secs.

Other F1 stars to have taken on the challenge include Rubens Barrichello, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.