Raikkonen crashes out of tarmac rally

Jun.1 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen at the weekend crashed out of his latest foray into the world of professional rallying. The Ferrari driver, having entered two rounds of the Finnish rally championship in the winter, entered the same Tommi ...

Jun.1 (GMM) Kimi Raikkonen at the weekend crashed out of his latest foray into the world of professional rallying.

The Ferrari driver, having entered two rounds of the Finnish rally championship in the winter, entered the same Tommi Makinen-prepared Fiat Abarthe Grande Punto into the Rally della Marca.

But on the third stage (SS3) of the event in northern Italy's Treviso region, while running 8th in his category, he crashed and struck a rock verge, terminally damaging the right rear corner of his white car.

Before the event, the Finn thanked Ferrari for giving him permission to compete.

"I really enjoy myself (rallying) and it will be my first experience on tarmac after some tests on snow last winter," Raikkonen had said.

"As I'm coming from the race track it will be interesting to see what I will be able to do behind the wheel on the roads."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen , Tommi Makinen
Teams Ferrari