Kimi Raikkonen has retired from Rally de France after crashing before the start of the third stage this morning.
There has been speculation that Raikkonen was avoiding another competitor when he went off the road. The impact is believed to have damaged the suspension and ended his participation in the event.
The 22-mile Pays d’Ormont test has taken its toll on this year’s Rally de France, with Sebastien Loeb stopping with mechanical trouble and both factory Fords of Mikko Hirvonen and Jari-Matti Latvala going off the road, but making it to the end.
He hit Henning Solberg. Apparently Solberg braked in front of him and that caused the accident. (x)