Kimi Raikkonen (9th): Alfa Romeo badly damaged

Alfa Romeo driver Antonio Giovinazzi is lucky that he survived the Mugello crash at the start unharmed: how the Italian crashed into the rear of Kevin Magnussen’s Haas vehicle and the Alfa Romeo was thrown through the air, that was terrifying.

Kimi Räikkönen was involved in a triple collision with Pierre Gasly and Romain Grosjean on the first lap of the race and was pushed into Max Verstappen’s car. Kimi’s Alfa racer was damaged on the ground and on the front wing, but the race had to be interrupted a little later due to the accident at the start. Kimi received a new vehicle nose.

During the break before the restart, the technicians tried to balance the Raikkonen car in such a way that the missing parts were less important, because it was not possible to change the underbody. Kimi had his hands full with the car, he also had to accept a five-second penalty because he turned very late to the pit to change tires and ran over the white lines. The 21-time GP winner had improved by three places to 8th place at the start and drove so well in the final phase that he scored his first points of the season despite a penalty – in ninth place.

Team boss Fred Vasseur: “Kimi’s car was badly damaged, a whole piece of the underbody was torn out. We have made progress, but we could have done more. “

Kimi Raikkonen: “There was a knock in the second corner and my car was badly battered. The handling was very difficult afterwards, the car developed less downforce and was no longer in balance. Fortunately, we were still fast enough that the penalty only cost one place. It was a turbulent race, but despite all the odds, we scored points. I hope we can continue this increase in the coming races. “

Toskana-GP 2020, Mugello

1. Lewis Hamilton (GB), Mercedes, 1:31:55,955h
2. Valtteri Bottas (FIN), Mercedes, +4.942 sec
3. Alex Albon (T), Red Bull Racing, +7,910
4. Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Renault, +10.476
5. Sergio Pérez (MEX), Racing Point, +15,638
6. Lando Norris (GB), McLaren, +18,931
7. Daniil Kvyat (RUS), AlphaTauri, +21,751
9. Charles Leclerc (MC), Ferrari, +27,785
8. Kimi Räikkönen (FIN), Alfa Romeo, +29,247
10. Sebastian Vettel (D), Ferrari, +29,595
11. George Russell (GB), Williams, +31,894
12. Romain Grosjean (F), Haas, +40,707
Out
Lance Stroll (CDN), Racing Point, tire damage / accident
Esteban Ocon (F), Renault, Bremsen
Nicholas Latifi (CDN), Williams, Crash
Kevin Magnussen (DK), Haas, Crash
Antonio Giovinazzi (I), Alfa Romeo, Crash
Carlos Sainz (E), McLaren, Crash
Max Verstappen (NL), Red Bull Racing, Crash
Pierre Gasly (F), AlphaTauri, Crash

World Championship stand drivers after 9 of 17 races

1. Hamilton 190 points
2. Bottas 135
3. Verstappen 110
4. Norris 65
5. Albon 63
6. Stroll 57
7. Ricciardo 53
8. Leclerc 49
9. Pérez 44
10. Gasly 43
11. Sainz 41
12. Ocon 30
13. Vettel 17
14. Kvyat 10
15. Nico Hülkenberg (D) 6
16. Raikkonen 2
17. Giovinazzi 2
18. Magnussen 1
19. Latifi 0
20. Russell 0
21. Grosjean 0

Brands

1. Mercedes 325
2. Red Bull Racing 173
3. McLaren 106
4. Racing Point 92
5. Renault 83
6. Ferrari 66
7. AlphaTauri 53
8. Alfa Romeo 4
9. Haas 1
10. Williams 0

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