Cape Town - Francesco Cigarini, the pit crew member who suffered a
broken leg in a botched pit stop in Bahrain, is doing "fine"
according to Maurizio Arrivabene.
Cigarini underwent surgery on Sunday night after Kimi
Raikkonen accidentally ran over him as he pulled away from the pits.
The Finn was given the green light to leave the pits,
however, Cigarini was standing in front of his rear left tyre as it was still
Arrivabene said: "Francesco is fine. He went back to
Italy yesterday so it's all under control.
"As a team principal, I was talking to him every day.
He's at home, it's all OK."
As for what went wrong last Sunday, the Ferrari team boss
said an electronic device "was not perfectly read", but that was just
part of the problem.
He added: "We have a procedure to ensure that the pit
stops during the race are done in the most safe mode.
"In this case, we have three factors. One involves
human control, the other involves mechanical, and the other involves electronic
"What happened there, we had a mishandling and the rear
left was not perfectly read by the electronic device, which then gives the
Ferrari have already reviewed the incident along with the
"We went through all the procedure together with FIA to
make sure this kind of thing doesn't happen again," Arrivabene added.
"It's in our interest, because we care about our people
before anything else."