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Alfa Romeo suffer post race penalisation; Williams score first points

  • Published on 28 Jul 2019 21:26
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  • By: Coilin Higgins

It has been decided by the race stewards that Alfa Romeo drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi will be given a post-race 10 second stop and go penalty each, equating to a total loss of 30 seconds for each driver. 

It has been determined by the stewards that the team breached Article 27.1 of the sporting regulations, which is related to clutch torque application during race starts.

"The stewards found the torque in the clutch at the start did not match the torque demand as the driver released the clutch within the specified 70 millisecond maximum period," Formula1.com has reported. "This time was measured at approximately 300 milliseconds."

The decision means that Alfa Romeo will lose its best result of the season as Raikkonen and Giovinazzi had crossed the line to provisionally finish seventh and eighth during this afternoon's race, promoting a number of drivers up the grid.

The Haas duo of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen will vacate the positions left from the Alfa Romeo pair and take seventh and eighth for the team respectively.

Lewis Hamilton will be given some redemption for his poor day as well as a provisional eleventh place replaced with a ninth place finish, giving the British driver two points for his efforts.

However, the penalty that Alfa Romeo receives will mean Williams will score their first points of the year, with twelfth placed Robert Kubica now moving up the order to finish tenth and take the final point.

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  • vjenne

    Posts: 536

    Koppel van de koppeling die op laat komen is te veel, is dan de PK te snel beschikbaar of hoe moet ik dat zien?

    Is Kubica voor het eerst Russel de baas in de race scoort die een punt, wat een geluk heb je dan.

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    • Jul 28 2019 - 21:47
    • I think there is less chance of wheel spin

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      • Jul 28 2019 - 22:24
  • So much for finishing and qualifying ahead of Robert every damn race. When it counted it was Kubica who delivered the goods, not Russell

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    • Jul 28 2019 - 21:48
    • He took a point, that's all very well. Yet I think Williams will value the consistency of Russell more. 'sides, this race was basically a Russian roulette: either Williams could've grabbed that point.

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      • Jul 28 2019 - 22:26
    • xoya

      Posts: 459

      Agree with Calle.itw
      This was pure luck and no skill.

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      • Jul 29 2019 - 00:55
    • Savio

      Posts: 145

      Tell it Leclerc, Bottas, Gasly etc. Where are their skills? Kubica didnt make a mistake and thats gave him point...

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      • Jul 29 2019 - 01:45
    • I wouldn't say no skill, but I would say luck. It was a 50/50 shot with either Williams in these conditions, since neither did any mistakes and they had kiiinda good strategy. So it wasn't that Kubica did anything special compared to Russel, he just happened to grab the point.

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      • Jul 29 2019 - 08:13
  • f1ski

    Posts: 539

    Robert can retire now. He came back and scored a point in a wet race. He was really so much slower out there on pace. I wonder of its the inability to change settings on the wheel
    during a lap

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    • Jul 29 2019 - 03:54
  • JuJuHound

    Posts: 165

    I was looking at Kubica's pace for the whole race since I thought during this race Williams can get some points with a BIT of luck. His pace was very poor. He was losing 10 seconds to George at some parts.
    Even when the pack was coming close due to SC, Robert was still couple seconds behind car ahead of him due to earlier pace.
    Anyway, I'm very happy for this points but to be honest it doesn't give anything to Robert or Williams. It's still not enough.

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    • Jul 29 2019 - 10:11
    • Savio

      Posts: 145

      Nuts. Kubica had really good pace during this race. Anyway Russell should definitely grab the penalty because he overtook Stroll behind SC. Russell gained a lot of time over Robert from that. Russell also used higher engine mods as always. Kubica saves his engine every race while Russell always is on fire. He is only one person in the grid who has changed Control electronics 3 times. It is very strange

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      • Jul 29 2019 - 13:11

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