Kimi Räikkönen, who finished 18th in time, will rise to the 16th square in the starting grid of the British F1 race.
The British GP jury conceded a five-starting penalty to Williams ’George Russell for failing to react properly to the double-yellow flags at the end of the time trial opening session, when his teammate Nicholas Latifi had spun off the track.
Russell finished 15th in time. Daniil Kvjat, who still finished 14th, received a penalty of five starting squares for changing the gearbox.
The situation between Räikkönen and Esteba Ocon was also under investigation. In the opinion of the race jury, Ocon did not prevent Räikkö from being punished.
The jury listened to the views of both drivers and examined the video footage. Although the jury believes that driving Ocon in front of Räikkönen may have had a negative effect on the aerodynamics of the Finnish driver's car, driving a French driver was not a “unnecessary obstacle” in the rulebook.
According to Räikkönen, his last lap of time was partly ruined due to Ocon in the number one section of Silverstone's time trials.
- I could have been higher in the starting grid, but I was slowed down in the last bend. However, the end result would certainly not have been very different, Räikkönen said in an Alfa Romeo stable release.