Raikkonen handed reprimand after pit entry blunder

Published on 24 Nov 2018 13:49

Kimi Raikkonen has been handed his first reprimand of the year following his pitlane mishap during the final free practice session in Abu Dhabi. The Finn was called to the stewards following the end of the session on Saturday.

Raikkonen cut the white line in an apparent attempt to make it into the pitlane, however he then turned his wheel and returned to the circuit. While the Stewards noted he didn't enter the pitlane, they concluded that he still violated the regulations.

"The Race Director’s instruction in Event Notes 8.2 states ‘when entering the pits drivers must stay to the right of the solid white line’,” read a statement from the Stewards. “In Appendix L Chapter IV Article 4 (d) states ‘…the crossing… of the line… by a car entering the pit lane…’.

“In this case, whilst car seven did not enter the pits, it was in the process of entering the pit lane and the pits. Therefore, a breach is considered to have occurred. Both offences were considered to be part of one incident so a single reprimand is imposed.”​

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Name FI Kimi Räikkönen
Active As Sauber Driver in Formula 1
Date of birth Oct 17 1979 (39)
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