Raikkonen given all clear after 47G impact

Raikkonen given all clear after 47G impact


Kimi Raikkonen has been given the all clear following his first lap shunt at the British Grand Prix.


Raikkonen crashed heavily into the armco barrier at the entry to the Wellington straight, the Finn having run wide through Aintree on lap one, losing control and spearing into the wall, before skating across the track, where he was collected by the slow starting Williams of Felipe Massa.

The Ferrari man was seen to limp as he extracted himself from his heavily damaged car, before being collected by the medical car and escorted to Silverstone’s medical centre.

Massa was forced out of the race as a result of his contact with Raikkonen’s out of control Ferrari, while Caterham’s Kamui Kobayashi, whom the Brazilian had been attempting to pass, escaped with just minor damage after he took to the grass to avoid the accident.

Ferrari have confirmed that Raikkonen has left Silverstone with no major injuries, despite being subjected to a reported impact of 47G.

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