WATCH: Raikkonen out of Portuguese GP after first lap collision with team-mate Giovinazzi


Kimi Raikkonen’s Portuguese Grand Prix lasted just one lap after he collided with his team mate on the main straight at Portimao.

The Finn, who had started the race 15th on the grid, was running behind Antonio Giovinazzi when he appeared to misjudge the effect of the tow from his team mate’s Alfa Romeo car, and hit the Italian’s back left tyre with his front wing.

The impact caused debris to be showered across the track as the remains of the wing became lodged underneath Raikkonen’s car and he was unable to stop himself from running off the track, into the gravel trap, and out of the race. Giovinazzi was unaffected and was able to continue.

The Safety Car was deployed to allow the marshals to recover the car and debris on the main straight, before the racing resumed, with Valtteri Bottas leading for Mercedes.

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