European Le Mans SeriesIntercontinental Le Mans Cup

Kimi Raikkonen Joins Peugeot 908 Test

1 Mins read

2007 Formula One world champion Kimi Raikkonen has tested with the Peugeot Sport team, driving the manufacturer's Le Mans Prototype at the Spanish Aragon circuit.

“Kimi arrived yesterday evening in order to meet up with the team, prepare his seat and set up his driving position,” said team manager Pascal Dimitri. “He adapted very quickly to the car and gave us a valuable technical feedback. It is always interesting to get inputs from drivers such as Kimi.”

The Finn, who has concentrated on rallying since he departure from F1, joined regular Peugeot drivers Franck Montagny, Stephane Sarrazin, Simon Pagenaud and Alex Wurz at the test. Raikkonen completed 35 laps in his first drive in the Peugeot 908 on a track he had never visited before.

Though there is speculation that the test could be a precursor to Raikkonen joining the team for 2012, Peugeot Sport director Olivier Quesnel played down any future plans.

He said: “Originally, this test session was planned for a long time in order to prepare the rest of the season on top of which we have allowed Kimi to discover the 908. As of today, nothing has been scheduled or planned for the future.”

The Peugeot Sport team – almost certainly without Raikkonen in attendance – will be in action at the 6 Hours of Silverstone on September 9-11 for the nest round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.

Related posts
European Le Mans SeriesFormula Regional European Championship

Colapinto to Skip FRECA Opener at Imola Due to ELMS Commitments in Spain

1 Mins read
Franco Colapinto will miss this weekend’s races at Imola as he focuses on racing in the European Le Mans Series in Barcelona.
24 Hours of Le MansAsian Le Mans SeriesEuropean Le Mans SeriesFIA WEC

LMP2 Suffers More Performance Cuts to Keep Hypercars Ahead

1 Mins read
More changes have been made to the LMP2 cars to ensure the Hypercars are faster ahead of the 2021 FIA World Endurance Championship.
European Le Mans SeriesFIA WECIMSA

Legge Joins Iron Lynx for WEC 2021

1 Mins read
Iron Lynx announce a late change to their FIA World Endurance Championship line-ups, giving Katherine Legge WEC and Le Mans debuts.

Leave a Reply