Raikkonen reprimanded for Magnussen incident

Raikkonen reprimanded for Magnussen incident

Kimi Raikkonen has been given a reprimand by the stewards following today’s Monaco Grand Prix.0965LB1D7144

The Ferrari driver finished the race in 12th place, after a late collision with Kevin Magnussen. He attempted to make a move on the Danish rookie at the Fairmont hairpin but the two drivers made contact.

After clambering over the kerbs, Raikkonen failed to make the corner and stopped just before the barriers, bringing Magnussen with him.

They both managed to recover but he had to pit for a new front wing, dropping outside of the points.

Raikkonen was handed his first reprimand of the 2014 season after the stewards ruled that he “illegitimately impeded car 20 [Magnussen] during an overtaking manoeuvre and caused a collision.”

He is now 12th in the drivers’ championship standings with 17 points, nine places behind his team-mate Fernando Alonso.

Image courtesy of Octane Photographic

Jack Leslie

Jack Leslie

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