Kimi Raikkonen will star on Top Gear

Top Gear has secured a major coup, with news that F1 returnee Kimi Räikkönen will appear on the final episode of the TV show’s current series, which will go to air next weekend.

The 32-year-old Finn will aim to put his name on top of the select list of current and ex-Formula 1 stars to have competed in the show’s ‘F1 Star In A Reasonably-Priced Car’ segment.

The last F1 driver to do so was Sebastian Vettel, who last year clocked a time of 1m44.0s in the venerable Suzuki Liana, beating the previous record set by Rubens Barrichello.

One certainly wonders how the 2009 World Champion – a few of very few words – will cope when being grilled by host Jeremy Clarkson during the episode’s taping.

The episode will go to air on BBC2 at 8pm GMT on Sunday, March 11 – the episode will also feature Guns N’ Roses guitarist ‘Slash’ attempt to register a lap-time in the ‘Star In A Reasonably-Priced Car’ segment.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.