GPUPDATE - Former Ferrari Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen has signed a deal to drive a C4 World Rally Car on 12 rounds of the 2010 World Rally Championship Citroën confirmed.
The announcement brings an end to weeks of specilation concerning the former F1 champion's plans for 2010.
Raikkonen will drive for Citroen's second squad, the Junior World Rally Team, thanks to backing from Red Bull - one of his personal sponsors from F1. He will be co-driven by fellow Finn Kaj Lindstrom, who previously partnered multiple WRC champion Tommi Makinen. The only rally the pair will miss next year is Rally New Zealand - an event the Junior Team is skipping altogether.
"I always wanted to compete in rally, especially in the World Rally Championship at some point in my career," Raikkonen was quoted on the official WRC site. "Thanks to Red Bull, I have the opportunity to drive the best car of the series with the Citroen C4. This is a new but very exciting challenge. For the moment we have a one-year contract and we will see how it goes for the future. I am really looking forward to testing the car and taking the start of the first rally."
L3wi5 Hamiltoff's NOTE> ALWAYS THOUGHT KIMI WAS ONLY BLUFFING WITH HIS PLANS WITH RALLYING TO GET BETTER OFFER FROM MERCEDES... WHAT DO YOU SAY ABOUT THIS?