Raikkonen to skip Silverstone F1 test, Bianchi to test for Ferrari
Kimi Raikkonen will skip this week’s Formula 1 test at Silverstone, following his heavy crash on the opening lap of Sunday’s British Grand Prix.
Marussia racer and Ferrari junior Jules Bianchi will drive Ferrari’s F14 T on the second day of running on Wednesday.
Raikkonen caused the British GP to be stopped after striking the barriers on the Wellington Straight.
The Finn suffered bruising to his knee and ankle in the crash, which measured at 47G, and Ferrari was unsure whether he would be fit enough to participate in the first day of testing on Tuesday.
The team has confirmed Raikkonen will be rested for the test, so development driver Pedro de la Rosa will drive on Tuesday, when Ferrari is due to conduct tyre testing for Pirelli, before Bianchi takes over on Wednesday.
Double world champion Fernando Alonso will cross-check data from the test by conducting parallel simulator work at Ferrari’s Maranello factory.