16 October 2018

Ferarri race win at Bahrain, but mechanic breaks leg - Video

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The Ferrari driver followed Sebastian Vettel into the pits for a quick tire change on the 37th lap. informs citing

However, the Fin was given the green light too early as the rear left tire was not fully attached.

Raikkonen then set off and ran over his mechanic's leg in a horrific collision which left his team member in serious pain.

The incident is being investigated by the authorities and Raikkonen stopped his car just meters after setting off and looked distraught after he left his vehicle.

Ferrari have since released a statement confirming that their driver was rushed straight to hospital and sufferd a broken leg.

The Prancing Horse team tweeted: “Our mechanic was taken to hospital for treatment #BahrainGP.

"Apparently a shinbone and fibula fracture, our thoughts are with Francesco, stay strong."

Meanwhile, Channel 4 commentator Ben Edwards gave a damning verdict of the incident.

“Leg broken,” he said.

“You can see one of the guys in a lot of pain."

“That is a nasty incident.”

2018.04.09 / 12:25
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