Kimi Raikkonen has been disqualified from qualifying for the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after his Alfa Romeo was found to flout technical regulations. The front wing of Raikkonen’s car failed a deflection test during scrutineering.
Raikkonen will start the race from the back of the grid after Alfa Romeo successfully appealed to have his times from practice count towards his grid spot – avoiding a pit-lane start.
A stewards’ report said a check on Raikkonen’s car found that the “front wing flap deflected more than 5mm under a load of 60 N.”
If Alfa have to change the front wing, it will break parc ferme rules – the punishment for which is generally a pit-lane start.
The Finn has scored points in all three races so far this season, indeed his 12-point haul makes up all of Alfa’s scores so far this year.
Antonio Giovinazzi had qualified eighth in Baku, but will start 18th after taking a new control electronics.