Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Yas Marina, 2013

Raikkonen’s car fails floor test after qualifying

2013 Abu Dhabi Grand PrixPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Kimi Raikkonen, Lotus, Yas Marina, 2013Kimi Raikkonen could lose his fifth place on the grid after his car failed a technical inspection following qualifying for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Lotus team members have been summoned to the stewards after Raikkonen’s car did not pass a floor deflection test after he qualified fifth for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

A statement from the stewards said: “car number seven [Raikkonen] did not comply with Article 3.17.5 of the 2013 FIA Formula One Technical Regulations as the front floor deflected more than 5mm vertically when the load was applied vertically to it at the point which lies 100mm of car centre line on the [left-hand side].”

Raikkonen’s team mate Romain Grosjean escaped a penalty after his car failed the same test at the Hungarian Grand Prix as the stewards ruled the floor had been damaged.

Update: Raikkonen excluded from qualifying, will start last

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