Saturday, October 22, 2011

Räikkönen will not continue with super rally

Räikkönen had to stop the race on Friday on the 3rd stage after his Citroën-car hit a technical problem

Räikkönen's car appeared to have an electrical error which resulted in a fire under the hood. After extinguishing the fire Räikkönen discovered that the car was so badly damaged that he couldn't continue the rally on Friday.

Räikkönen's team tried to fix the car like crazy during the 75-minute break in service park. According to information MTV3 has they got the car fixed, however Räikkönen decided not to continue the rally. The organizers already informed on Friday that Räikkönen would continue with super rally. Had he continued he would have got a time penalty of about 15 minutes.

Petter Solberg has also retired from the rally. Solberg's race ended when the wheel suspension broke during the opening stage.

Source: MTV3
Courtesy: Nicole

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