Pilot Ferrari Kimi Raikkonen has questioned the appropriateness of its penalty on the Belgian Grand Prix.
When in the opening race on the Kemmel Straight refused motor car max Verstappen, the road appeared double yellow flags. However, Kimi is not slowed down, as the thought that the car Red Bull have already been evacuated.
However, the stewards still punished the veteran F1 a ten-second Stop-Go penalty, but after the fact he received three penalty points to his superlicense.
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“I saw that on the track appeared yellow flags, but the car [Verstappen] was half over the barrier on a straight – quotes AUTOSPORT.com Raikkonen, who finished fourth. – I did not go faster than usual, but did not raise his foot off the gas.
In my opinion, it’s a meaningless penalty.
I would understand if I was fined because the marshals worked on the car parked on the roadside. I’d be surprised if anyone in my place lifted foot off the accelerator.
If to speak about the restart, I got a good slipstream from two cars – Bottas was in the middle, and Riccardo went to the other side. I had enough speed to catch up with Bottas, and then I took the inner radius and overtook him.
But after that I didn’t have the speed advantage over Red Bull. They demonstrated an unexpectedly strong race pace in comparison with what was their speed in the course of the weekend. At least I managed to win back one position.”
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