F1 driver Kimi Raikkonen is forced tackle blaze HIMSELF after he is engulfed by a car fire…. weeks after Romain Grosjean miraculously survived a 140mph fireball horror crash
- Formula One has seen another car burst into flames while out on the track
- Kimi Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo had a malfunction and was quickly engulfed
- The F1 star was able to safely leave the vehicle and helped tackle the flames
- Incident comes just weeks after Romain Grosjean’s 140mph fireball horror crash
Formula One held its breath once again after Kimi Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo was engulfed in flames during practice at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Raikkonen was navigating his way around the Yas Marina circuit when an engine malfunction quickly sounded the alarm and required urgent action, as embers could be seen flashing from the rear of the vehicle.
The Finnish racer could be seen attempting to pull over his Alfa Romeo when it suddenly burst into flames, causing panic to spread among those present.
Kimi Raikkonen’s Alfa Romeo had a malfunction and was quickly engulfed at Yas Marina
The 2007 world champion pulled off the track and coolly emerged from his cockpit before helping marshals to extinguish the flames.
The session was red-flagged for a dozen minutes as Raikkonen’s chargrilled car was moved to safety.
The incident comes just weeks after Romain Grosjean’s 140mph fireball horror crash at the Bahrain Grand Prix, which left the sport reeling.