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Gearbox woes and near miss for Kimi

Thursday 22nd May 2014

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Gearbox woes and near miss for Kimi

Gearbox woes and near miss for Kimi

Kimi Raikkonen had an eventful first day in Monaco as his F14T suffered a gearbox issue and a Red Bull mechanic had to save him from being run over in the pits.

Putting in the laps in FP2 after the track had begun to dry out a bit, Raikkonen was soon slowly touring the streets of Monte Carlo with a stuttering Ferrari.

The Finn pulled into the pits where Ferrari revealed it was a gearbox issue and that his day's action was over.

"In the afternoon, we made a few changes to improve the balance of the car, but having waited almost an hour before being able to go out on track, a problem with the gearbox prevented me from completing the session.," Raikkonen revealed.

His troubles, though, almost weren't over.

Opting to head over to the paddock, he was casually walking through the pits when a Red Bull mechanic had to jump into action, pulling him away from Sebastian Vettel's car.

Raikkonen's walk had taken him straight into the path of the RB10 as Vettel sped away from his pit box.

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