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Raikkonen escapes injury after snowmobile accident

ESPNF1 Staff
December 10, 2011
Kimi Raikkonen was taking part in a snowmobile race in Austria © Getty Images

Kimi Raikkonen has escaped with just a sore wrist after crashing out of a snowmobile race in Austria on Saturday.

Raikkonen was taking part in the Swatch Snow Mobile race in Saalbach Hinterglemm when he came off his Red Bull Mobile Team snowmobile and had to be treated by paramedics. He was soon cleared of any serious injury and his Renault team tweeted: "We just spoke to Kimi. There's nothing to worry about, he only has a sore wrist. He might have it checked again on Monday, but that's all."

The chief organiser of the race, Andy Wernig told Sport10.at: "Our doctor has examined Kimi's left hand and he is wearing a small bandage."

The accident comes just two weeks after Raikkonen signed a contract to race for Renault in 2012.

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