Get breaking news alerts from myKhel

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

Ferrari mechanic on the mend after Raikkonen accident

Kimi Raikkonen

Sakhir, April 9: Ferrari mechanic Francesco Cigarini has undergone successful surgery after suffering a broken leg in a sickening botched Kimi Raikkonen pit stop during the Bahrain Grand Prix.

Cigarini was knocked over when Raikkonen was released before his rear-left tyre had been fitted at the Sakhir circuit.

A botched Raikkonen pit stop saw the Finn released too early, his left-rear wheel striking the leg of the mechanic, who was immediately taken to hospital. The incident occurred as Ferrari pondered how best to cope with Mercedes' one-stop strategy.

The experienced crew member was taken to hospital after being treated in the pit lane and is now on the mend following an operation.

Cigarini posted a picture on Instagram with him giving the thumbs up in his hospital bed with his left leg in plaster.

He wrote: "Surgery ok. I have to thank all the people worried for me. Nothing else, just a big thanks. Hugs!"

FIA race stewards fined Ferrari €50,000 for releasing Raikkonen's car "in a manner endangering team personnel and causing injury".

Sebastian Vettel secured back-to-back wins on a bittersweet day for the Scuderia under the lights.

For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

    Story first published: Monday, April 9, 2018, 14:30 [IST]
    Other articles published on Apr 9, 2018
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more