Raikkonen made his rally debut early this year in a Punto Abarth, impressing many with his performance, and it is well documented that the Finn has said would like to try his hand and rallying, therefore today’s news comes as little surprise.
Raikkonen will be driving in a Red Bull Citroen along with former Junior WRC champion Sebasiten Ogier, who already has one full WRC season under his belt.
“I always wanted to compete in rally, especially in the World Rally Championship at some point in my career,” said Raikkonen.
“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,” Raikkonen said. “I am really looking forward to testing the car and taking the start of the first rally.”
Both Raikkonen and Ogier will be competing in just 12 of the 13 WRC rounds, skipping the New Zealand event.