Kimi Raikkonen will take part in an oval ice race in Moscow next month. The Lotus Formula 1 driver will be the star guest at the "Race of Stars" event organized by a Russian magazine, Za Rulem. The event takes place at the Moscow Hippodrome on February 23, just after the second winter F1 test ends.
Anastasia Bendikova, CEO of event promoter SC ASPAS, said Raikkonen had a huge Russian fan base, second only in motor racing to Fernando Alonso.
"No doubt it is a unique opportunity for all Kimi's Russian fans to see him in the flesh in Moscow and on the race track in action earlier than 2014, when the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi will take place," said Bendikova.
Caterham F1 driver Charles Pic will also take part, alongside Russia's leading motorsports stars, including F1 man Vitaly Petrov, World Rally Championship front-runner Evgeny Novikov and Red Bull protégé Daniil Kvyat.