Alonso got his first point after Raikkonen was penalized at Imola

Jakarta (medialnews) – Fernando Alonso took his first points on his return to Formula 1 after Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen received an extra 30 seconds penalty that knocked him out of P9 at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix, Imola, Italy, on Sunday.

The collision between Valtteri Bottas and George Russell on lap 34 caused the red flag to be raised, forcing the race to be restarted.

Raikkonen, however, lost control of his car on Turn 3 when a warm-up lap behind the Safety Car before restarting dropped to P10.

Raikkonen then rejoined the group and took P8, but the race steward said by the rules that the racer must pass the pit lane if he cannot return to his original position in the group for the first Safety Car line.

Steward found Raikkonen chasing rival cars between Turn 13-14, but the Safety Car had turned off the lights. As a result, the Alfa Romeo racer no longer had time to return to its original position after the restart.

For failing to comply with these rules, the Finn was awarded a penalty 30 seconds after the race, which resulted in his finishing position to P13, according to the F1 official website.

“These look like contradictory instructions and the team instructed the rider not to restore his position for fear that this will cause safety issues in wet conditions. They contacted the race director but there was no time to respond between their call. and the restart, “said Rentmeester.

If the penalty is applied while the race is in progress, Raikkonen will receive a stop-go penalty for 10 seconds at the pit stop.

Due to the post-race implementation, Raikkonen got 30 seconds so it was diverted from P9.

Esteban Ocon therefore moved up to P9 and his Alpine teammate Alonso to P10, doubling points for Renault’s Imola team.

Lance Stroll of the Aston Martin team who finished in P7 also had to drop a position due to an extra five-second penalty after being caught doing an illegal maneuver to overtake Alpha Tauri driver Pierre Gasly.

The Canadian racer overtook Gasly by cutting the curb in Turn 3.

Stroll has to switch positions with Gasly at the end of the race.

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Reporter: Aditya Eko Sigit Wicaksono
Editor: Dadan Ramdani

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