FIA maintains Raikkonen’s Imola F1 penalty after Alfa Romeo evaluation

In the future of the Portuguese GP weekend, the Swiss squad gained the true to evaluation the penalty handed to Raikkonen on the closing bustle at Imola, when the FIA handed Raikkonen a 30-second post-bustle penalty for breaking rules beneath the crimson flag restart.

On the lap forward of the restart, Raikkonen spun his Alfa Romeo at Flip 3, with F1 rules citing that drivers can retake their regular enviornment as prolonged as that’s carried out earlier than the primary safety automotive line.

Raikkonen did not go assist up the repeat amid uncertainty about whether or not or not he wanted to comply with safety automotive procedures that ban this type of restoration, and as a different took the restart on the track.

Alfa Romeo felt that the penalty was unfair and, as part of the Worldwide Sporting Code, it requested an actual to a evaluation of the case in response to new proof.

The evaluation was held because the FIA stated that its interpretation was in response to previous examples of offences from System 3 and System 2 and it conceded there had not been an event when this type of rules breach had took place after a crimson flag in F1 because the information had been modified in 2018.

Kimi Raikkonen, Alfa Romeo Racing C41, Antonio Giovinazzi, Alfa Romeo Racing C41, Yuki Tsunoda, AlphaTauri AT02, and Fernando Alonso, Alpine A521

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The confusion centred throughout the rule of thumb modifications between a rolling restart and a standing launch and, whereas the FIA stewards permitted “there might be ambiguity” amid the restart job, the stewards felt there was not ample proof to overturn the decision.

“Whereas the stewards understand why the competitor acted as they did – first to repeat the motive force to retake his enviornment, then later to repeat him now to not retake the realm – the stewards stand by their regular decision that the competitor devoted a breach of Article 42.6 by failing to re-build his beginning enviornment actual by the lap on the assist of the safety automotive,” the FIA assertion learn.

In consequence, the FIA stewards confirmed the needed penalty for breaching this rule stays in enviornment so a 10-second close-and-spin penalty – transformed to a 30-second time penalty when utilized after the bustle – has been maintained.

Attributable to this truth the contemporary decision and outcome stands, that diagram Raikkonen stays demoted from ninth enviornment to thirteenth enviornment within the Emilia Romagna GP closing classification.

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