Ferrari mechanic who broke leg after being run over by Kimi Raikkonen during Bahrain Grand Prix offers thumbs up from hospital bed

THE FERRARI mechanic despatched spiralling into the air by Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari during the Bahrain Grand Prix has given the 'thumbs up' from his hospital bed.

Francesco Cigarini suffered a shinbone and fibula fracture after he was by chance run over after becoming the Finnish driver's rear tyre.

 Ferrari mechanic Francesco Cigarini gives the thumbs up after having surgery after his horror accident

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Ferrari mechanic Francesco Cigarini provides the thumbs up after having surgical procedure after his horror accident

However the operation on the BDF Hospital in Bahrain seems to have been a hit, with Cigarini posting a photograph on Instagram of him smiling.

He wrote: "Surgical procedure okay. I’ve to thank all of the individuals apprehensive for me. Nothing else, only a huge thanks. Hugs!"

Raikkonen was launched early leading to one of many pit crew taking place over the Finn's wheel in a abdomen-turning video.

It appeared to be an enormous error for the workforce – who signalled that the driving force might transfer off although the automotive wasn't prepared.

 The mechanic grapples with the new tyre at the rear of Raikkonen's Ferrari

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The mechanic grapples with the brand new tyre on the rear of Raikkonen's Ferrari
 Kimi Raikkonen looked to be pulling out of the pits far too early resulting in a horro injury for the mechanic

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Kimi Raikkonen seemed to be pulling out of the pits far too early leading to a horro damage for the mechanic

The group tweeted quickly after the incident: "Our mechanic was taken to hospital for remedy."

They then added that he has suffered a shinbone and fibula fracture.

Workforce-mate Sebastian Vettel additionally expressed his sympathy, saying: "It’s a combined feeling day, I’m sending my greatest needs to him I do know our guys are all taking good care of him."

After the race Raikkonen launched a press release on the Ferrari web site.

He wrote: "What occurred to our man Francesco today on the pit-cease could be very unlucky. I really feel sorry for him and hope he’s going to be OK quickly.

"It’s all the time a nasty factor when somebody will get injured however I’m positive he has one of the best individuals taking excellent care of him and I want him a speedy restoration.

 The unlucky mechanic is left in agony and needing urgent medical attention

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The unfortunate mechanic is left in agony and needing pressing medical consideration
 He was immediately taken to hospital for a full assessment of his injuries

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He was instantly taken to hospital for a full evaluation of his accidents
 Pitmen wheel back the car following the accident that left the mechanic bedded in a Bahrain hospital

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Pitmen wheel again the automotive following the accident that left the mechanic bedded in a Bahrain hospital

"As for the accident itself, all I do know is that I moved once I noticed the inexperienced mild go on. I couldn’t have probably realised that there was a problem with the rear left wheel.

"Then I noticed somebody had obtained harm and, instantly, I used to be informed to cease by the workforce.

Sadly one thing should have gone incorrect and we’ll want to seek out out what."

The unsafe launch from the pits was key flashpoint within the race gained by Vettel, who made it two wins out of two in his two hundredth race.

Ferrari's No1 driver nursed his tyres residence for the ultimate 10 laps to carry off the struggle from Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas, who was second.

Lewis Hamilton was third after beginning in ninth place.

Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly was the driving force of the day after ending fourth, with Purple Bull's mother or father staff endured a depressing day as each automobiles retired on the second lap.

THE FERRARI mechanic despatched spiralling into the air by Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari during the Bahrain Grand Prix has given the 'thumbs up' from his hospital bed.