Ferrari mechanic Francesco Cigarini to make return after leg-break pitstop

17-02-2019 13:25
by Matt Gretton
Ferrari mechanic Francesco Cigarini to make return after leg-break pitstop

During last season's Bahrain Grand Prix, Kimi Raikkonen hit one of his mechanics as he left his Ferrari pit-box. Francesco Cigarini, who broke his leg, will make his return to the pit crew in 2019.

Raikkonen mistakenly received the green light to leave the pit box, but Cigarini was still working on the car. Raikkonen stopped the car further down the pit-lane and retired from the race.

Ferrari picked up a €50,000 fine for the unsafe release, and as a result of the incident, the team slightly changed their pit procedure.

Cigarini confirmed his return on Instagram and wrote: "First day in the box for 2019, first day after the incident".

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First day in the box of the 2019, first day after the incident. I thought about this moment as one of a “fixed point” when I was in trouble...and I am happy to achieve it after achieved other important point during this”experience ”, and looking forward to achieve the other fixed point. Gratitude is the feeling. Thanks. Primo giorno al box del 2019, primo giorno di lavoro in pista dopo l’incidente. Pensavo a questo momento come un traguardo quando ero in difficoltà, e sono felice di averlo raggiunto dopo aver raggiunto altri punti importanti durante questa”esperienza”, non vedo l’ora di raggiungere gli altri traguardi. Ho un sentimento di gratitudine. Grazie #backattrack #fixedpoint #scuderiaferrari #newseason #wintertesting #gratitude #thanks #red #missionwinnow #outoftunnel #tornatoinpista #traguardo #nuovastagione #f1 #testinvernali #rosso #grazie #chiaroscuro #fuoridaltunnel

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