Raikkonen Escapes👍 Penalty for Grosjean Incident

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Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen has escaped a penalty for impeding Romain Grosjean during French Grand Prix qualifying.

Raikkonen went off on his first effort in Q1 in avoidance of the Renault of Daniel Ricciardo at Le Beausset, the Turn 11 right-hander after the high-speed Signes corner, before attempting to rejoin the track.

Grosjean had been on a flying lap but backed out of that he came across Raikkonen's Alfa Romeo as it rejoined between Turns 11 and 12.

The matter was referred to the stewards, who ultimately decided not to take further action after considering the way in which Raikkonen had rejoined the track.

Explaining the decision not to penalise Raikkonen, a message from the stewards said: "Both drivers agreed that at this moment he was unlikely to have been able to see Grosjean and would have been well away from Grosjean, had Grosjean continued at full speed.

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