Raikkonen unhurt in snowmobile crash

Sat, 10 Dec 17:50:00 2011

Renault says Kimi Raikkonen did not suffer any serious harm when he crashed in a snowmobile race in Austria on Saturday.

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The Formula 1 returnee was reported to have fallen on an early run in the event and suffered pain from his left wrist, ruling him out of the rest of the weekend.

But the Renault team has issued a message via its Twitter feed underlining that Raikkonen was largely unscathed.

"We just spoke to Kimi," it read. "There's nothing to worry about, he only has a sore wrist. He might have it checked again on Monday, but that's all."

Renault announced last week that it had enticed Raikkonen back to F1 for 2012 after a two-year stint in the World Rally Championship, and has since promoted Romain Grosjean from the third driver role to become his team-mate.

The team will run as Lotus from next season.


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