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Britain F1 in-season test: Bianchi replaces Raikkonen at Ferrari for test

Ferrari has confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen will miss the Silverstone in-season test following his heavy crash in the British Grand Prix
Ferrari has confirmed that Kimi Raikkonen will miss the Silverstone in-season test following his heavy crash in the British Grand Prix.

Raikkonen hit the wall on the Wellington Straight at a force measured at 47G after losing control of his car when trying to rejoin the track at high speed. While he limped away from the car, Raikkonen was cleared of any serious injury following the incident and team principal Marco Mattiacci said the team would wait to see if he could still take part in this week's test.

Now Ferrari has confirmed that Raikkonen will miss the test in order to rest ahead of the German Grand Prix, with Marussia's Jules Bianchi set to fill in for him. Bianchi – who is also a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy – will test on Wednesday as he is driving for Marussia on Tuesday.

As a result, Pedro de la Rosa will drive on the opening day of the test for Ferrari, when the team is conducting tyre testing for Pirelli.



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titfortat

July 08, 2014 1:04 AM

rob01: i still think Kimi should be penalized for trying to re enter the race track under full throttle and nearly kill those around him.
It was fine, what it was designed for and Kimi used it, just off that there was a big bump just as the run off joined the track....... shouldn't have been there.

blighter

July 07, 2014 8:21 PM

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