Raikkonen handed grid penalty for impeding Rosberg

2013 Malaysian Grand Prix

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Sepang, 2013Kimi Raikkonen has been given a three-place penalty for the Malaysian Grand Prix.

The stewards found the Lotus driver impeded Nico Rosberg at the end of Q3.

Raikkonen’s penalty relegates him to tenth on the grid promoting Jenson Button, Adrian Sutil and Sergio Perez.

“It?s obviously disappointing to lose three places on the grid, but we?ll have to see what happens in the race,” said Raikkonen.

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74 comments on Raikkonen handed grid penalty for impeding Rosberg

  1. PaulK (@paulk) said on 23rd March 2013, 21:56

    There it goes my prediction.

  2. JerseyF1 (@jerseyf1) said on 23rd March 2013, 22:38

    It seems like a tricky one for the stewards. Did he impede Rosberg’s lap, probably yes. But given that the track was wet and he was in the process of passing the Force India is it any surprise that his focus at that point in time was in front of him rather than behind. It’s a tough job for those guys out there!

  3. leejo said on 23rd March 2013, 22:58

    I wonder if Kimi knew what he was doing.

  4. electrolite (@electrolite) said on 23rd March 2013, 23:53

    It’s an understandable penalty. I don’t see what all the fuss is about!

  5. tv pilot said on 24th March 2013, 7:40

    Watch the vidieo, he had nowhere to go.

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