F1’s Raikko­nen fined for col­lid­ing with parked car in Switzer­land

Manila Times - - Motor Sports -

GENEVA: Mas­ter­ing daunt­ing street cour­ses at break­neck speeds while rac­ing against the world’s top driv­ers does not nec­es­sar­ily mean you can han­dle a tran­quil Swiss street.

Just ask For­mula 1 star Kimi Raikko­nen.

The Fin­nish for­mer F1 cham­pion has been or­dered to pay a fine of 350 Swiss francs ($ 353, 304 eu­ros) af­ter crash­ing into a parked car in his home­town of Baar, in the north­ern Can­ton of Zug, Switzer­land’s ATS news agency re­ported Fri­day.

In an email to AFP, Zug po­lice spokesman Frank Kleiner con­firmed the de­tails re­ported by ATS.

The in­ci­dent in May oc­curred when Raikko­nen veered to avoid an on­com­ing ve­hi­cle and col­lided with a car parked to his right.

Raikko­nen will also be re­spon­si­ble for a 450- franc ad­min­is­tra­tive fee.

Raikko­nen learned last month that his team Fer­rari will not be re­tain­ing his ser­vices for 2019. The Finn will move to Sauber for at least the next two sea­sons.

AFP PHOTO

Fer­rari’s Fin­nish driver Kimi Raikko­nen drives at the Cir­cuit de Catalunya on Fe­bru­ary 28, 2017 in Mont­melo on the out­skirts of Barcelona dur­ing the sec­ond day of the first week of tests for the For­mula One Grand Prix sea­son.

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