Raikkonen Crashes Out Of First WRC Event in Finland
Kimi Raikkonen, the 2007 F1 World Champion and current Ferrari driver has crashed out of his first World Rally Championship event in Finland.
The accident happened yesterday while the Finn was competing on Stage 19 of the classic rally event, in an Arbath Punto S2000.
Kimi came in to the corner a bit too fast and wide, and while kicking the back end into a slide it caught some rocks and rolled multiple times down a rockface. Unfazed, Raikkonen pulled himself out of the car with sunglasses and Mubadala cap firmly on, living up to his Iceman nickname.
He later referred to the incident as just “part of the sport”.
“I knew that place but I came in with too wide a line,” he told WRC.com and Eurosport
“I thought we were going to go wide but then, unfortunately, there were a lot of rocks and when I hit them the car went over.”
“I thought we wouldn’t finish the rally because we had too many problems with the engine! But it was good fun and nobody got hurt. It happens – it’s part of rallying,” he added.