Alonso and Raikkonen tangle in big F1 crash

Former world champions Fernando Alonso and Kimi Raikkonen walked away dazed but unscathed from a heavy crash at the start of the Austrian Grand Prix yesterday.

Fernando Alonso said the crash with his former teammate was scary Source: Breakfast

Raikkonen initially seemed to cause the incident, which happened on the second turn of the first lap on the tricky Red Bull Ring track, as his Ferrari swerved left into the side of Alonso's McLaren chasing behind.

The impact lifted up Alonso's car, which then landed on top of Raikkonen's Ferrari as they scraped along the barriers for a few seconds.

When the cars came to rest, Alonso's mangled McLaren was perilously close to Raikkonen's open cockpit.

Remarkably, both drivers quickly jumped out, shook hands and leisurely strolled back to their respective garages.

Nico Rosberg showed his championship potential by overtaking pole sitter Lewis Hamilton on the first turn and went on to win the Austrian Grand Prix in style yesterday.

The German driver, runner-up to his Mercedes teammate in last year's Formula One championship, took an aggressive inside line to shoot past Hamilton.

Rosberg's third win this season took his career tally to 11, and cut Hamilton's overall lead to 10 points.