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Formula 1 driver Sebastien Vettel has expressed a desire to follow Kimi Raikkonen’s lead and tackle a round of the World Rally Championship.

Vettel travelled to Rally Finland to meet up with Citroen Total World Rally Team drivers Sebastien Loeb and Dani Sordo, before heading out to the stages to witness the action of the fastest round of the WRC.

Rally Finland preceded the next round of the championship, which will be Repco Rally Australia on 3-6 September.

Loeb will arrive Down Under aiming to get back the lead in this year’s championship from Ford driver Mikko Hirvonen, winner of the last three rounds, including Finland.

“This is my first time at the World Rally Championship and it’s been fascinating,” said the German driver, teammate to Australia’s Mark Webber in Formula 1.

“It is high speed and it’s nice to be out at the stages to watch it, although unfortunately I’m not driving!

“It’s nearly as quick as F1, but with no run-off and on gravel. I was able to get some advice from Sebastien Loeb and there is no-one better. I have plenty to do in F1, but who knows maybe one day I will compete in the WRC – I wouldn’t mind doing some drives in the future.”

Meanwhile, Loeb, who has denied rumours about him moving in other direction for a Formula 1 drive backed by the Red Bull drinks company, said he had been impressed by the performance of Ferrari driver Raikkonen, even though he failed to finish Rally Finland after rolling his Fiat Punto Abarth.

“I thought he was really good. I was surprised – he was driving really fast,” Loeb said.

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