Lotus F1 Team
Kimi Raikkonen was left to rue his misfortune after being forced out of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the first corner.
Raikkonen hit one of the Caterham drivers at the start and sustained irreparable damage to his Lotus E21.
'There was some contact in front of me through the first corner so I stuck to the inside, but unfortunately one of the Caterhams touched my front wheel and it broke the track rod,' he said.
'It wasn’t a heavy impact, but the angle made it worse. It’s never easy starting so far back on the grid, but after the penalty it was a better choice to help our chances in the race rather than starting from the pit lane.'
'After a difficult start to the weekend...
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