You name it, Kimi Raikkonen has raced it. When the 2007 World Champion tired of Formula One, he switched to the World Rally Championship. When that got boring, he tried his hand at NASCAR. And now he could be gearing up for an assault on Le Mans.

The opportunity is reportedly coming from no less capable at team than Peugeot, the only team to beat Audi since the turn of the millennium (excluding Bentley, which raced with Audi's support). According to Autosport, the Finnish driver is set to test their 908 prototype with an eye towards possibly driving for the team at Le Mans next year. Kimi himself is quoted as saying he wouldn't want to compete at the solitary event without running other endurance races in order to practice, but working the races into his WRC and NASCAR schedule could prove tricky.

Raikkonen wouldn't be the first F1 driver to drive for Peugeot. In recent years the team's roster has included such former grand prix pilots as Jacques Villeneuve, Sebastien Bourdais, Pedro Lamy and Alex Wurz. Were he to win, however, he would be one of only a handful of drivers to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Formula One World Championship (as well as the Monaco Grand Prix, for that matter), joining the elite company of Graham Hill, Mike Hawthorn, Phil Hill and Jochen Rindt, and placing him as a serious contender for the elusive Triple Crown of Motorsport.


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      Johnny-wat
      • 3 Years Ago
      Is he going to complain that it's hot, and that he wants water again? I'd imagine a 4 hour stint in an endurance race car will make him rather hot and thirsty. Hope Peugeot has a portable fan and lots of bottled water handy. If he gets a seat.
        Elmo
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Johnny-wat
        Le Mans cars are AC'd and have a camelback-type system for hydration.
        Pdexter
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Johnny-wat
        I would say WRC is furthest of them being all sanitized and he still loves it and races there. 6th place last week. He said the very first week when he left F1 that he wants to race in Le Mans, this was just matter of time.
      stevenh
      • 3 Years Ago
      Kimi has admitted that he has dozed off / almost fell asleep while driving an F1 car in a race, and now he wants to go endurance racing - sounds like a recipe for disaster to me especially during the night stages
      Kimithechamp
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gotta get that Triple Crown baby!
      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      Awesome.