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Raikkonen ok after horror smash

Kimi Raikkonen is said to be ok following his horror smash on the opening lap of the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

The 2007 Formula One World Champion ran wide at turn five, but kept the power on as he attempted to rejoin the track from the run off area onto the Wellington straight.

But as he rejoined the track his Ferrari leapt up into the air as it hit the track and the Finn was unable to control his car as it snapped left and then right and ploughed its way into the barrier at 150mph with a force of 47G.

His Ferrari then careered across the track narrowly being missed by the oncoming Felipe Massa, who put his Williams into a spin to avoid t-boning the Ferrari.

“The most important news right now is that Kimi is alright, even though the impact with the barriers was a heavy one. He has some bruising and will now be resting to be in shape for the next race. Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci told formula1.com.

Ferrari chassis director Pat Fry mirrored Mattiacci's comments adding: 'Kimi got a great start, making up several places in just a few corners but unfortunately his accident put an end to it all. Fortunately, he is okay, with no serious injuries and that’s the most important thing.








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Date:Monday July 7 2014

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