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No penalty for Raikkonen

Friday 11-July-2014 08:55

Kimi Raikkonen has reportedly escaped sanctions for the manner in which he attempted to return to the track in the Britsih Grand Prix.

Fighting for positions at the start of Sunday's race, Raikkonen went off the track and, after using the run-off area, stormed back on at the Wellington Straight. He did so despite rivals coming up behind.

However, as he returned to the track, he hit a bump that pitched him into a violent accident which left the driver bruised and his F14T severally damaged.

Following the race there were some calls for the Ferrari driver to be penalised as the rules state that a driver can only rejoin the race when it is "safe to do so."

However, according to Autosport the FIA have ruled that Raikkonen did not rejoin in an unsafe manner.

The publication states that "although the FIA accepted that Raikkonen would not have crashed if he had slowed down dramatically, it is understood the governing body believed that any other driver would have rejoined the track in the same manner."

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