Raikkonen to debut new Ferrari

Fri, 28 December 2007, 01:30

Newly crowned world champion Kimi Raikkonen will be the first to sample Ferrari’s 2008 car.

According to the German news agency DPA, the 28-year-old Finn is scheduled to test the car with which he will defend his crown in 2008 on January 7, the day after it is launched.

The launch and test will take place at Fiorano, the Italian team’s private circuit located near the Ferrari headquarters at Maranello.

Raikkonen’s maiden test in the 2008 Ferrari will coincide with the presentation of top rival McLaren’s new challenger in Stuttgart, Germany.

The next day, the Mercedes-powered team will begin testing the MP4-23 with two completed single seaters at an exclusive three day session at Jerez, Spain.

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