F1 » Gearbox change means penalty for Raikkonen


The Lotus F1 team confirms that it is having to replace Kimi Raikkonen's gearbox overnight, which would mean a five-place grid penalty for Sunday's race.


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Kazuhiko - Unregistered

May 08, 2012 7:17 AM

there is still a possibility for Robert Kubica to make a rerutn too. Autosport.com has the story.Renault still wants to hold talks with Robert Kubica to see if there is a possibility for him at the team next year, despite signing up Kimi Raikkonen for 2012.With Kubica having been unable to guarantee the outfit he will be ready for the start of winter testing, Renault moved quickly to secure the F1 rerutn of Raikkonen with a two-year deal.And although Renault has a contract in place with Vitaly Petrov for next season, team principal Eric Boullier admitted on Tuesday that the outfit was still open-minded about its plans for the second seat and could not rule out Kubica taking that slot later in the campaign if he is fit. All the scenarios are possible, Boullier told AUTOSPORT. I need to sit down with Robert and his manager to understand what is the timescale for him to come back. We have confirmed Kimi and we will confirm the second seat when we are ready to confirm it. When asked if

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