Kimi Raikkonen has been handed two penalty points on his superlicense following his opening lap collision with Lewis Hamilton during the British Grand Prix.
The Ferrari driver locked up under braking for Village when challenging the Mercedes for third place at the start, colliding with the rear of Hamilton and sending him into a spin that dropped him to the back of the field.
The stewards investigated the incident, handing Raikkonen a ten second time penalty in the race and two penalty points to be added to his superlicense.
In their decision, the stewards described that in their view “car 44 clearly left significant room on the inside of Turn 3.
“Car 7 locked up his right front tyre, understeered and caused a collision with Car 44.”
The two penalty points means Raikkonen currently has five over the last 12 month period. Drivers who receive a total of 12 penalty points over a 12 month period will be banned for one race.
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