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Raikkonen to drop 5 places after gearbox change

  • Published on 07 Oct 2017 07:20
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Kimi Raikkonen has received a 5-place grid penalty after the team was forced to change his gearbox following a crash in the final practice session. On entry to the second Degner corner, the Finn lost the rear of his car and went sideways into the tyre wall.

It is the second time in a week that Ferrari has been left disadvantaged before the Grand Prix, as Sebastian Vettel suffered problems during FP3 and qualifying last week in Malaysia. Raikkonen joins Bottas in taking a 5 place grid penalty, as the Mercedes driver also had a gearbox change.

 

 

Fergal Walsh

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  • And Vettel didn't after Malaysia? let the conspiracies commence

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    • Oct 7 2017 - 07:48
    • How? Its all about how the gearbox was damaged. If it wasnt, good, no need to change it, if it was, well crap.

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      • Oct 7 2017 - 08:32
  • f1dave

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    These mechanical/electric failures sure don't make F1 appear to be the pinnacle of motorsport that it claims to be. Maybe the FIA should stop making this so obvious by not handing out grid penalties.

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    • Oct 7 2017 - 22:01

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