Raikkonen reprimanded


Kimi Raikkonen has been officially reprimanded for dangerous driving in the pitlane at Sakhir.

In the final moments of the second session, as cars queued at the end of the pitlane following the red flag brought about by the clash involving Sebastian Vettel and Sergio Perez, Raikkonen and Lewis Hamilton were seen crossing into the slow lane in an attempt to get past Marcus Ericsson who had just left his garage.

Following a post-session investigation the race stewards, led by fellow Finn Mika Salo deemed that Raikkonen "drove in a manner deemed to be potentially dangerous in the pit lane", a breach of Article 30.13 of the Sporting Regulations. As a result the Ferrari driver was given a reprimand, his first of the current season.

While the Finn was summoned by the stewards and punished, no action appears to have been taken in terms of Hamilton, who admitted to "following" the Finn indeed, he hasn't even been summoned by the stewards.

"The rule is that you do your starts on the left and allow people to pass on the right,” said Hamilton when asked about the incident. "I saw Kimi was kind of blocked because there was a car coming out of the garage so Kimi went around him and I followed. I just went to the right. As far as I am aware, it was legal."

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Published: 17/04/2015
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