Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi’s points finishes in the German Grand Prix could be under threat as Alfa Romeo face an investigation for a technical violation.
“The race start data of car numbers 07 and 99 were checked,” noted FIA Fomula 1 technical delegate Jo Bauer.
“These were found not being in compliance with Article 27.1 of the 2019 Formula One Sporting Regulations and Article 9 of the 2019 Formula One Technical Regulations. I am referring this matter to the stewards for their consideration.”
Article 27.1 of the sporting regulations states: “The driver must drive the car alone and unaided.” Article 9 of the technical regulations governs the behaviour of the cars’ transmission systems, including behaviour of the cars’ clutches.
The investigation concerns the “clutch torque application” by both drivers’ cars during the start of the race.
Raikkonen and Giovinazzi finished seventh and eighth respectively. If their cars are disqualified, Lewis Hamilton will be promoted to ninth and Robert Kubica to 10th place, taking his and Williams’s first point of the season.
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