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Pit accident takes out Hamilton and Raikkonen in Canadian GP

Pit accident takes out Hamilton and Raikkonen in Canadian GP

Lewis Hamilton rammed the rear of Kimi Raikkonen's car, knocking the top two drivers in the Formula One standings out of the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Hamilton, the defending race winner, started on the pole for the second straight year at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and led until the safety car came out and the leaders pitted on lap 19 of the 70-lap race. That followed Adrian Sutil parking his Force India entry on the grass alongside the track.
Raikkonen, who came into the race trailing Hamilton by three points in the world championship, was third before the stops, but came out ahead of the McLaren driver and Robert Kubica's BMW Sauber on pit road. The Ferrari driver stopped at a red light at the end of pit road and Hamilton, picking up speed, rammed into the Raikkonen's car, knocking off the rear wing. Nico Rosberg then hit the rear of Hamilton's car.
Both leaders got out of their damaged cars and Raikkonen tapped Hamilton on the helmet as he walked past, pointing toward the light. Hamilton, obviously angry at himself, pushed past several cameras in the McLaren garage.
"All of a sudden they stopped," Hamilton said after cooling down a bit. "It's not exactly a racing incident, just one of those things. It's a lot different if you crash into the wall. This sort of thing happens.
"I would rather neither of us be out," the Englishman added. "Next time."


Updated : 2021-05-10 14:12 GMT+08:00