Tag: British GP

F1 : Kimi Raikkonen ‘OK’ After 150mph Crash

Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen suffered only bruising to his legs in a 150mph crash at theĀ British Grand Prix.

But the team do not know whether he will be fit to drive as planned in this week’s test at Silverstone.

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The Finn sustained an impact of 47G in the crash – 47 times the force of gravity – when he lost control of his car as he rejoined the track after running wide on the first lap.

“Kimi is OK. There is no major issue,” said team boss Marco Mattiacci.

“We checked several times and we will take a decision about the test and what to do.”

Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion, was taken to the medical centre after hobbling away from his car with help from marshals after the crash, which stopped the race temporarily.

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F1 : Lewis Hamilton Wins Classic British GP

Lewis Hamilton won the British Grand Prix to close to within four points of Nico Rosberg in the title race.

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Hamilton’s team-mate was leading, but being chased down by the Briton, before he retired with gearbox failure.

The race was delayed for nearly an hour for barriers to be repaired following Kimi Raikkonen’s high speed crash.

Up to 120,000 fans saw Hamilton emerge victorious at Silverstone for the first time since 2008 – a year in which he went on to win the drivers’ title.

Williams’ Valtteri Bottas was second from Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo.

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