Kimi under investigation, DRic breaks down

Date published: November 24 2018

Kimi Raikkonen will be investigated after FP3 for his pit lane antics while Daniel Ricciardo had yet another breakdown and Charles Leclerc lost his rear wing.

Qualifying day in Abu Dhabi began with a bit of good news for Force India as the stewards threw out Haas’ protest against their VJM11.

Out on track, and a rather hot track it was with the temperature up to 42’C, Marcus Ericsson was the first man out.

Pierre Gasly laid down rubber.

The obligatory Fernando Alonso picture as we prepare, with hankies in hand, to say goodbye to the double World Champion. FP3 in Abu Dhabi marked his final – perhaps forever – practice session of his F1 career.

The Turn 20 kerb was repaired overnight, Sergey Sirotkin clearly wasn’t happy with the job done.

Charles Leclerc met the barriers at Turn 19 and left his Sauber needing a new rear wing.

Kimi Raikkonen had a scruffy session that resulted in an investigation into his antics as he ran wide and began to go down pit lane before rejoining the track.

Another session, another breakdown for Daniel Ricciardo.

The session ended with a P1 for Lewis Hamilton, the Brit putting in a 1:37.176 to beat Raikkonen by 0.288s.

More to follow…