Alfa Romeo penalized after the F1 German GP

Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi had finished seventh and eight respectively,

The Alfa Romeo F1 team suffered as both drivers were hit penalty for clutch infringements after Sunday’s F1 German Grand Prix. The infraction promoted Williams’ Robert Kubica to tenth for the team’s first point of the season and out Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton into ninth.

Post-race, stewards summoned representatives from the team, and they were presented with evidence that ‘the torque in the clutch at the start did not match the torque demand as the driver released the clutch within the specified 70 millisecond maximum period. This time was measured at approximately 300 milliseconds’.

In essence, Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi, who had finished seventh and eight respectively, were penalized for jump starts. The stop-go penalties were converted to 30-seconds penalties, the time the FIA approximate that it would take to transit the pits with the stop.

Romain Grosjean was moved up to seventh, Kevin Magnussen eighth ahead of Hamilton and Kubica.


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