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Kimi Raikkonen’s Crash: Analysing Freak Red Flag Incident at 2014 British GP

The British Grand Prix is beginning to make a habit of creating compelling, exciting races which come dangerously close to turning into a disaster. Last year's event at Silverstone Circuit, of course, was marred by a number of tyre explosions, which led to world champions Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso swerving across the track to avoid a face full of rubber. The situation was so concerning that Charlie Whiting, Formula One's race director, admitted to that he came "quite close" to enforcing red flag conditions. But Whiting, in the end, resisted the urge. He tried his utmost to ignore the red button, presumably sent his best wishes to Pirelli boss Paul Hembery—who was watching his products burst into smithereens bef...

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