Raikkonen to miss testing

  • Last Updated: July 7 2014, 16:46 BST

Ferrari have announced Kimi Raikkonen will not take part in the two-day in-season test due to start on Tuesday at Silverstone following his horrific accident in the British Grand Prix.

Raikkonen: Crashed at 150mph on Sunday
Raikkonen: Crashed at 150mph on Sunday

Raikkonen sustained only bruising to his left ankle and knee despite suffering a 150mph, 47g impact into a metal guardrail down Wellington Straight on the opening lap.

The Finn ran wide heading into turn five, Aintree, and as he returned to the track with the power still down his car his caught the lip of the circuit, sending him out of control.

After impacting into the barrier, Raikkonen bounced off and back onto the circuit where he was also hit by Williams' Felipe Massa.

Raikkonen had to be helped from his car and limped away with the aid of a marshal.

After careful consideration it has been decided Raikkonen will be rested this week to ensure he is fully fit for the next grand prix at Hockenheim in Germany from July 18-20.

Test driver Pedro de la Rosa will drive on Tuesday, with Raikkonen now replaced on Wednesday by Jules Bianchi.

The Frenchman, currently with Marussia, has been a member of the Maranello marque's driver academy programme for the last four years.