Raikkonen crashes out of Arctic Rally
|By David Evans
||Friday, January 29th 2010, 11:41 GMT
Kimi Raikkonen has crashed out of the Arctic Rally on the second stage.
The Red Bull driver lost control of his Citroen C4 WRC on a right-hand corner in SS2 and hit a tree. It is hoped he and co-driver Kaj Lindstrom can return under superally regulations tomorrow.
Raikkonen had made a strong start to his first ever competitive outing in the C4 WRC, posting a time just five seconds shy of Citroen World Rally Team driver Dani Sordo on the event's opening 11.27km test.
A member of the Arctic Rally organising team said: "From what we hear, Kimi has hit the tree and knocked it down. We will have to wait and see what is the damage to the car.
"Maybe it's possible for them to come back tomorrow - we hope so."