Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > Sports > Formula One > Reuters > Report

Raikkonen crashes out in Sepang

March 19, 2006 15:29 IST

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen crashed out of the Malaysian Grand Prix on the first lap on Sunday.

The Finn, overall runner-up last season with seven wins, was clipped by Austrian Christian Klien's Red Bull and spun off the track.

The impact caused the car to suffer a rear suspension failure that pitched it into the safety wall and ended Raikkonen's race. Klien damaged the front left wheel of his car and returned to the pits soon afterwards.

"I cannot change anything," said Raikkonen glumly. "It was not really my fault. These things happen.

"Klien hit me on the rear tyre and I broke my rear suspension."

Raikkonen had been one of the favourites to win Sunday's second round of the season after roaring from 22nd on the starting grid to third in last weekend's Bahrain season-opener.

The Finn had started on the third row in Sepang.

© Copyright 2006 Reuters Limited. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.
Formula One: The Complete Coverage

Share your comments


Copyright 2006 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.