Rain-hit Brazilian Grand Prix halted after Raikkonen crash

 13 Nov 2016 - 20:03

Rain-hit Brazilian Grand Prix halted after Raikkonen crash
The car of Scuderia Ferrari's Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen is removed from the track after he crashed and the race was stopped during the Brazilian Grand Prix at the Interlagos circuit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 13, 2016. / AFP / Miguel SCHINCARIOL

AFP

Sao Paulo: The Brazilian Grand Prix was red-flagged to a halt after 20 rain-soaked laps on Sunday when Kimi Raikkonen crashed on the main straight in his Ferrari.

Raikkonen was unhurt in the spectacular smash and walked back to the pits.

The accident came only 10 seconds after the Safety Car had been called in for the second time, having been used to start the race.

The race was started behind the Safety Car and the field ran in order for seven laps before they began racing in the treacherous conditions.