Kimi Raikkonen will resume his rallying foray in Finland later this month, according to reports in the Ferrari driver's native country.

Kimi Raikkonen will resume his rallying foray in Finland later this month, according to reports in the Ferrari driver's native country.

The 2007 formula one world champion finished his first professional rally, the recent Arctic Lapland Rally, in thirteenth place, having entered a Fiat Abarthe Grande Punto S2000.

It is reported that he now wants to take part in the Vaakuna Rally, also part of the Finnish Rally Championship, between 20 and 21 February in Mikkeli, which would be only shortly after he returns from Bahrain for Ferrari testing, the Finnish tabloid Iltalehi said.

It is suggested that Raikkonen, 29, will again need the clearance of his Ferrari chiefs Stefano Domenicali and Luca di Montezemolo.

"I can not say anything other than it is possible that we will be involved," Raikkonen's co-driver Kaj Lindstrom told another Finnish publication, Lansi-Savo.

The Ilta-Sanomat newspaper said Raikkonen has lost several kilos in preparation for the 2009 F1 season, and has completely stopped drinking alcohol.

 

 

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