Kimi Raikkonen finished Sunday’s German grand prix in fourth place. But in the immediate aftermath of the Hockenheim result, the Finnish driver enjoyed a dose of good luck — and then a reminder of harsh reality.
When his friend Sebastian Vettel was penalised post-race for the illegal pass on Jenson Button, Finn Raikkonen inherited the podium. But, according to Bild newspaper, he then crashed.
The newspaper has published a photograph of the 2007 world champion tripping whilst jumping a fence to the paddock carpark, and landing awkwardly on a car.
“Kimi was rushing,” said an observer, “as he took a shortcut to the carpark. “His right foot got caught on the fence and he fell onto a car. He cried out ‘f**k’ and quickly got up and going again.”
The photo can be seen here: https://bilder.bild.de/fotos-skaliert/kimi-27617790_mbqf-25305966/2,h=343.bild.jpg