Kimi Raikkonen has hurt his wrist during a snowmobile racing crash in Austria.
After a two-year hiatus, the 2007 world champion is returning to formula one next year with Lotus, the former Renault team whose original regular driver Robert Kubica was seriously hurt in a pre-season rallying crash in February. Austria’s sport10.at reports that, during the race at Saalbach-Hinterglemm, 32-year-old Finn Raikkonen fell in a corner and was treated by paramedics.
“Our doctor examined Kimi’s left hand,” an event spokesman said. “He is wearing a small bandage.”
Raikkonen, whose snowmobile competitors included Force India reserve driver Nico Hulkenberg, took no part in any further races.
“We just spoke to Kimi,” Raikkonen’s F1 employer Lotus said on Twitter. “There’s nothing to worry about, he only has a sore wrist. He might have it checked again on Monday, but that’s all.”