Austrian Grand Prix 2015: Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso in lucky escape after horrific crash on first lap

Cars ended up on top of each other after the Finn lost control coming out of turn two but both drivers came away unscathed

Formula One breathed an enormous sigh of relief on Sunday night after Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso emerged unscathed from a horrific accident in the Austrian Grand Prix.
The pair collided on the first lap at around 130mph before Alonso’s car became wedged on top of Raikkonen’s Ferrari, perilously close to the Finn’s head.

• Austrian Grand Prix: as it happened

The McLaren and the Ferrari then slid along the barrier before both drivers miraculously left their cars unhurt. The stewards investigated the nasty crash but found neither driver to be at fault.

Alonso, a two-time champion, said afterwards: “It was obviously quite scary. The start was very good. Kimi had a lot of wheel spin out of turn two. We were overtaking him and he lost the car on the left.

“I was on the left. I could not see anything. I looked in the mirror and saw a car under my car. I jumped quickly to see he was OK. I saw he was so was happy.”

Damage done to Kimi Raikkonen’s Ferrari

Photo by Staley/LAT/REX Shutterstock
Photo by Staley/LAT/REX Shutterstock

 
 
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