Raikkonen and Pic star at ice racing event 25 Feb 2013
Lotuss Kimi Raikkonen and Caterhams Charles Pic were the star attractions at a unique ice racing event in Russia over the weekend.
The pair were competitors in the Race of Stars, a long-running motorsport contest co-organised by Renault in which drivers race 4x4 cars on a specially-constructed ice track within Moscows Hippodrome.
Speaking afterwards, former rally driver Raikkonen said: It was good to be back on an ice track after a while away. It made a change from Barcelona and my regular F1 car!
You need a very different driving style on ice - you have to be very smooth on the throttle and brakes and feed the steering in. But a small drift can also be pretty fun I enjoyed it, particularly seeing so many fans out here.
Pic added: I enjoyed the day with Renault and it was cool to be part of such a big event. This was my first time driving on ice and it was great fun. I tried out the Renault Duster, which was fitted with snow tyres. It was an experience and tricky to find the grip on the slippery surface.
Then I tried out the Logan with the studded tyres and it was even harder! It took a few laps to get up to speed but once I got used to it I enjoyed it.
Raikkonen and Pic will be back in more familiar surroundings when they take part in the final pre-season F1 test of 2013 in Barcelona. It runs from February 28 to March 3.
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