Kimi Raikkonen gets a three-place grid penalty

Updated: 23 March 2013 17:24 IST

Raikkonen was penalised for impeding Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg through four turns during the final qualifying shoot-out, and will drop from seventh to 10th on the grid for Sunday's Malaysian Grand Prix.

Sepang:

Formula One championship leader Kimi Raikkonen was hit by a three-place grid penalty at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Saturday, in a blow to his chances of winning a second successive race.

The former world champion was penalised for impeding Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg through four turns during the final qualifying shoot-out, and will drop from seventh to 10th on the grid for Sunday's race.

McLaren's Jenson Button, Force India's Adrian Sutil and Sergio Perez, the second McLaren driver, will all move up one spot as a result of the penalty against the Lotus pilot from Finland.

Topics : McLaren Ferrari Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix Sauber Shanghai International Circuit Valencia Street Circuit Force India Adrian Sutil Kimi Raikkonen Paul di Resta Giancarlo Fisichella Chinese Grand Prix Malaysian Grand Prix
Related Articles
Singapore Grand Prix: Red Bulls Set Pace As McLaren Trigger Upheaval
Singapore Grand Prix: Red Bulls Set Pace As McLaren Trigger Upheaval
McLaren's Fernando Alonso to Miss Monaco GP For Indy 500
McLaren's Fernando Alonso to Miss Monaco GP For Indy 500
Mercedes Consider Replacing Nico Rosberg With Fernando Alonso
Mercedes Consider Replacing Nico Rosberg With Fernando Alonso
Show Comments
Advertisement