Kamui Kobayashi crashed his Ferrari
F1 car during the fifth running of the Moscow City Racing event on Sunday.
Kobayashi, who is racing in the World Endurance Championship this season behind the wheel of an AF Corse-run Ferrari
458 Italia after being dropped by Sauber, was completing one of his last laps at the wheel of the Ferrari
F60 - the Scuderia's 2009 F1 car - when he got caught out by the wet and slippery conditions and went off into the barriers.
Although the car was badly damaged, Ferrari
readied a second car, and he was able to get out again for one final lap of honour.
“The track was very slippery and there was a marked bump at that point, which is why I hit the barrier. A shame, but I am pleased the team let me out again after a few minutes,” Kobayashi told Ferrari's official website.
“[Overall] it was great to be able to represent Scuderia Ferrari
at such an important event,” added the Japanese driver. “For this I would once again like to thank the team and its sponsor Kaspersky Lab. It is important to be able to bring F1 close to the public with promotional events like this: a shame about the rain as otherwise the crowd might have been even bigger.”
Ferrari was one of five F1 teams in action, with Jenson Button
flying the flag for McLaren, while Lotus F1 had Romain Grosjean
columnist Davide Valsecchi, Caterham had Heikki Kovalainen
and Marussia had Max Chilton.
Other stars in attendance included former Russian F1 pilot Vitaly Petrov, DTM drivers Mike Rockenfeller and Andy Priaulx and Citroen WRC ace Dani Sordo.