GP Belgio, commenti post qualifiche–22/08/2015
Kimi determined despite Qualifying issues
Kimi Raikkonen: “I don’t know exactly what happened, I lost some drive and had to stop. It’s too early to say what the problem was, we have to wait to know more about the issue. Our car has been handling pretty nice all weekend, unfortunately the issue has come at the bad time, my position could have been a bit better. Yesterday we had been trying few different things and I think we had made the right choices for today. Obviously we know we have to improve in all areas. My starting position will make my race very tricky but I hope that the race condition will turn in our favour. It’s important to go through the first corner: even if it won’t be easy to get past Mercedes-engined cars, we’ll keep fighting and doing our best.”
Belgian GP F1: Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen gets gearbox penalty
Kimi Raikkonen is to receive a five-place grid penalty for the Belgian Grand Prix due to a gearbox change on his Ferrari Formula 1 car.
Raikkonen’s Ferrari ground to a halt during the second period of qualifying at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit on Saturday, with the team opting to replace the gearbox.
FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer has referred the matter to the stewards as the old gearbox has failed to last the regulatory required six races, which will result in the grid drop.
Raikkonen, who would have started 14th, will only fall to 17th due to other grid penalties for Toro Rosso’s Max Verstappen and McLaren’s Jenson Button behind him taking precedence.
Overall it means a grand total of 125 grid-place penalties have been handed out by the stewards for this event – affecting Fernando Alonso (55), Button (50), Verstappen (10), Romain Grosjean (five), and now five for Raikkonen.