Aug.24 (GMM) The mechanic hit by the rear wheel of Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari during a pitstop at Valencia is not seriously hurt.
That was the information after the race of Michael Schumacher, the former seven time world champion who at the European grand prix sat on the Italian team's pitwall in his occasional advisory role.It is believed reigning world champion Raikkonen, who later retired with an engine failure, simply tried to exit the pit-box before Ferrari's unique lights gantry shone to indicate refuelling is finished.Replays of the incident, after which the mechanic was hurriedly stretchered down the pitlane to the medical centre, showed him being struck by the Ferrari's wheel and then lying on the ground for some time.Initial reports were of no serious injuries, but possibly a hurt foot and back pain. The mechanic was taken to hospital for further checks."In the circumstances, he is not too bad," Schumacher confirmed. "He is not heavily injured."