Raikkonen excluded from qualifying Kimi Raikkonen has been excluded from the result of Saturday evening's qualifying session in Abu Dhabi after his Lotus failed a post-session front floor deflection test.
Representatives from the Finn's team were summoned to the stewards after it was uncovered that the left-hand side of his floor deflected "more than 5mm" when the vertical load was applied, a breach of Article 3.17.5 of the sport's technical regulations.
Although the outfit claimed that curb damage caused the floor irregularity, as it had successfully argued with Romain Grosjean after Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying, the stewarding panel did not accept the viewpoint and opted to disqualify Raikkonen.
Raikkonen, who had qualified fifth quickest, will now start from the back of the grid.
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