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Ferrari mechanic Francesco Cigarini lies on the ground at the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix on April 8, 2018.

PHOTO BY BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX


Ferrari mechanic breaks leg in Raikkonen accident in Bahrain

 

BAHRAIN – Ferrari mechanic Francesco Cigarini suffered a double leg fracture after he was run over by Kimi Raikkonen during Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix.

Cigarini broke his shinbone or tibia, and calf bone or fibula in the accident. Raikkonen was pulling away after his second pit stop when he ran over Cigarini due to problems with his car’s left-rear wheel.

Fans criticised Raikkonen on social media for a lack of emotional reaction to the accident.

“I don’t know what shape he is in,” Raikkonen told reporters immediately afterwards. “It’s not great for him. I go when the light is green… Not much to say. We did not finish the race so it is not great, but this is what happens sometimes.”

A fan on Twitter said that the driver had to be “one of the most emotionless men in the world”.

Raikkonen drove his car as soon as the light turned green in the Ferrari pits even though the left rear wheel had not been changed.

Cigarini, who was working on that wheel, was knocked down and run over.

The mechanic was taken to the circuit medical centre after the incident. GAD/Expat Media

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