Raikkonen Slammed For Lack Of Concern For Crew Member After Leg Break

Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen is getting a lot of stick for showing no concern whatsoever to the mechanic whose leg he broke at the pit-stop in the Bahrain Grand Prix today.

As Raikkonen pulled away after a tyre change, he hit the mechanic and his leg buckled under the pressure of the vehicle.

The Finnish driver was removed from the Bahrain GP as the man lay on the ground receiving medical attention.

WARNING: The images below show the horrific leg break.

Image: ESPN
Image: ESPN


Image: ESPN
Image: ESPN

The Mirror reports that the man was taken to hospital following the incident.

The 38-year old didn't check on his injured colleague was and received a lot of criticism on social media for doing so:

Raikkonen explained how the horror accident occurred after the race and did say he hoped Francesco would be OK.

"I don't know what shape he is in. For sure, not great for him," Raikkonen said, as quoted by the Express.

"I go when the light is green. I don't see what happens behind and unfortunately he got hurt.

"My job is to go when the light is green. I don't know more than that and hopefully he is OK."

Ferrari offered the following update on their mechanic:

Is the criticism towards Raikkonen a bit too much?

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