Martin (frentzen) wrote in formula1,

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Raikkonen penalised

McLaren's Kimi Raikkonen has had his fastest qualifying time for the Italian Grand Prix deleted after being judged to have caused his collision with Jordan's Takuma Sato.
Both drivers were summoned by race stewards following the accident which came late in Saturday's qualifying hour at Monza. The FIA later issued a statement, which read:

TS - KR - Monza"Having heard the explanations of both drivers and viewed video evidence, the Stewards of the Meeting decide to impose a penalty in accordance with Article 119 of 2002 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations to delete the fastest qualifying time of the Driver of car number 4 (Kimi Raikkonen) for causing a collision contrary to Article 53 of the aforementioned regulations."

The penalty means that Raikkonen drops one place to sixth on the grid, promoting Jaguar's Eddie Irvine to fifth
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