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Raikkonen goes back to the roots he never had

Adam Cooper's F1 Blog

While most F1 drivers have been enjoying some time off in recent weeks the man you might least expect to head back to work early did just that today.

Kimi Raikkonen took part in a development test on behalf of the GP3 series in Barcelona, thanks to his relationship with the Koiranen GP team.

Raikkonen ran 58 laps, focussing on tyres and what the GP3 organisation calls finding “technical solutions to offer more overtaking possibilities to the drivers for the 2014 races.”

Back in 2001 Raikkonen made the jump straight from Formula Renault to Sauber, skipping the F3, World Series and F3000 categories that were the normal route at the time.

“I wanted to test the GP3/13 because my friend Afa Heikkinen has a team in this Series,” said Kimi. “And I have been closely following their progress and results since the beginning of the season. I was curious to…

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