Raikkonen: Hamilton deserved Austria grid penalty

Kimi Raikkonen said Lewis Hamilton deserved to be hit with a grid penalty for the Austrian Grand Prix, having blocked him in qualifying at the Red Bull Ring.

The Mercedes man was caught out on a slow lap in Q1 as Raikkonen caught him at Turn 2, Hamilton trying to rectify the situation by hitting the throttle and going off-track.

Raikkonen passed him with a one-fingered salute and said the stewards should be similarly unimpressed, even though the Alfa Romeo man made it through the segment and to sixth on the grid.

“He blocked me, as simple as that! How can it be so difficult to move out of the way for people? And then there’s radios and for sure every team is telling which drivers are going fast or not.

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