Published: Tue, April 10, 2018
Finance | By Jaime Brady

Raikkonen's auto breaks Ferrari mechanic's leg in tire stop

Raikkonen's auto breaks Ferrari mechanic's leg in tire stop

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates with the trophy after winning the race as Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton look on.

Daniel Ricciardo, on the other hand, suffered an electrical problem which shut down his vehicle forcing him to end his race.

From 15th on the grid, the Red Bull driver had reached the top ten, but his luck ended when he banged wheels with Hamilton and punctured his left rear tyre.

"I have to say that the last three laps, once I started getting closer and closer, my tyres started to go off and the last lap was really, really hard and I actually had a couple of big moments". As for Ricciardo, a system shutdown caused him to stop on track with tweets of his steering wheel with no display going viral.

While it was a fine case of damage limitation for Hamilton, he now trails Vettel by 17 points after two races and has not won in his past five.

Nico Hulkenberg was sixth for Renault ahead of Fernando Alonso and his McLaren teammate Stoffel Vandoorne. In an ironic twist, Red Bull's feeder team Toro Rosso had arguably the result of the day - with French driver Pierre Gasly driving superbly to finish a career-best fourth.

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The German - like Hamilton, chasing a fifth world championship - saw the fast-finishing Bottas devour his lead in the closing laps but held on to win by 0.7 seconds despite badly deteriorated tyres. Fearing Mercedes' strategy would play out as predicted, Ferrari ditched Vettel's second stop, keeping him out on soft tires originally meant to survive a far shorter stint.

The Finn was left sitting in his vehicle for a while before stepping out while the mechanics focused on their stricken team mate on the floor. It was immediately clear there was an issue as medical staff arrived at the rear of Ferrari's pit box.

The team's hopes now rested with Vettel.

The four-times champion led away comfortably at the start. The events of Melbourne's strategy mistake were clearly still very much on his mind during a series of increasingly testy and garbled communications with the pit wall.

Bottas was the next in, but in a surprise move he took on the medium compound, the slower but more durable of the three tyres available this weekend. Hamilton, who voiced his frustrations over the radio on several occasions, completed the podium in third place, 8.5 seconds behind the front pair.

Hamilton was six seconds behind, followed by Gasly, Magnussen, Hulkenberg and Alonso with Marcus Ericsson finally scoring points for Sauber in ninth ahead of Ocon.

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