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22, 23, 24 March 2013
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Trulli, McLaren, Kovalainen penalised for infringements

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The opening laps of Sundays Brazilian Grand Prix were a busy time for the Interlagos race stewards, with several incidents taking place in close succession. As a result Toyotas Jarno Trulli, McLaren and their driver Heikki Kovalainen have each been handed penalties.

On the first lap Trulli and Force Indias Adrian Sutil tangled as the Italian attempted a move on the German. After considering video evidence and telemetry data, the stewards decided not to take any further action, labelling the coming together as a racing incident.

But after ‘failing to leave the track as required by the marshals immediately after the incident and aggressively confronting Sutil, Trulli was found to have breached Article 151 (c) of the 2009 FIA International Sporting Code, which rules against ‘any act prejudicial to the interests of any competition or to the interests of motor sport generally. Consequently he was reprimanded and fined US$10,000.

With the safety car deployed for the Trulli-Sutil incident, there was drama in the pit-lane soon after, when Kovalainen exited his pit too early, leaving with his fuel hose still attached to the car. Ferraris Kimi Raikkonen, who was right behind the emerging McLaren, got a face fuel of fuel, which then ignited.

McLaren were fined $50,000 for the unsafe pit stop release, while their Finnish driver was given a drive-through penalty. As this was handed down after the race had finished, 25 seconds were instead added to his race time, dropping him from ninth to 12th in the final results.

An earlier Lap One incident between Kovalainen and Ferraris Giancarlo Fisichella, in which the McLaren driver was sent spinning into the Italian after being tagged by Red Bulls Sebastian Vettel, was deemed a racing incident.


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Bahrain day two - Raikkonen dominates for Ferrari

Ferrari retained their grip on the Sakhir timesheets on Tuesday, as Kimi Raikkonen again set the pace in testing. Raikkonens time of 1m 30.595s put him over 1.5 seconds clear of tester Luca Badoer in the second F2008.
While Badoer concentrated his efforts on evaluating different set-ups in the Italian teams new challenger, Raikkonen carried out a Grand Prix simulation, which included all three qualifying sections and an entire race distance. The Finn, who completed over 77 laps in total, will continue to drive on Wednesday alongside team mate Felipe Massa.

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2012 Race Drivers

Sebastian Vettel
Mark Webber
Lewis Hamilton
Jenson Button
Fernando Alonso
Felipe Massa
Michael Schumacher
Nico Rosberg
Kimi Räikkönen
Romain Grosjean
Paul di Resta
Nico Hulkenberg
Kamui Kobayashi
Sergio Perez
Daniel Ricciardo
Jean-Eric Vergne
Pastor Maldonado
Bruno Senna
Heikki Kovalainen
Vitaly Petrov
Pedro de la Rosa
Narain Karthikeyan
Timo Glock
Charles Pic

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