Raikkonen hit with engine change penalty

Kimi Raikkonen will get a grid penalty for the Mexican Grand Prix following an engine change ahead of the race.

The Finn, who went out in Q2 after he suffered exhaust problems, was already set to start near the back of the grid after needing a new gearbox, which meant he was handed a five-place grid penalty.

Ferrari has needed to replace the engine too, however, meaning Raikkonen will use his sixth of the season.

Ferrari has also replaced the turbocharger, the MGU-H, the energy store and the control electronics, which means the Finn is set for a 35-place penalty.

He will start the race from 19th place, between the two McLarens of Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button, who were respectively handed 15- and 70-place grid penalties.

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Series Formula 1
Event Mexican GP
Track Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Drivers Kimi Raikkonen
Teams Ferrari
Article type Breaking news