Kimi Räikkönen prepares for his Cup Series debut


Kimi Räikkönen’s return to competition is fast approaching. Retired since the end of the 2021 F1 season, the Finn will put on the suit and helmet again on August 21 when Nascar comes to Watkins Glen.

In the state of New York, Kimi Räikkönen will represent Trackhouse Racing, whose owner is none other than the artist Pitbull, thus marking his debut in the Cup Series. In recent hours, the 2007 F1 world champion has visited the premises of the team based in Charlotte (North Carolina) where he was able to settle in particular on board the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 N ° 91 which he will bring to be driven at Watkins Glens in just a few days.

Kimi Räikkönen is not at his first attempt on the other side of the Atlantic. In 2011, during his sabbatical away from the world of Formula 1, Iceman competed in the round on the Charlotte oval in the Nationwide Series (the 2e division now called Xfinity Series) as well as in Truck Series. This time, it is in the queen category that it will prove its worth.

Kimi Räikkönen’s participation in the road round at Watkins Glen is part of Project91 with the aim of extending the visibility of Nascar internationally by entrusting the Camaro N°91 to foreign drivers.

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