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Raikkonen bruised after Silverstone shunt

06 Jul 2014

Ferrari have said that Kimi Raikkonen sustained bruises to his legs after he crashed heavily on the opening lap of Sunday’s race in Great Britain.

Raikkonen brought out the red flags after losing control of his car on the Wellington Straight and striking the barriers with an impact measured at 47G.

The 34-year-old Finn was pictured limping away from his badly damaged F14 T following the accident, but Ferrari team principal Marco Mattiacci has said that he sustained no serious injuries: “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.”

Raikkonen’s accident compounded a miserable weekend for the 2007 world champion in which he was also eliminated from qualifying in Q1. He could now miss this week’s post-race test at Silverstone as he bids to be fully fit for the next round in Germany on July 18-20.