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Raikkonen: Early pit stop caused by issue not strategy

Kimi Raikkonen says his early pit stop was triggered by a visor tear-off getting trapped in his rear brakes rather than a planned strategy by Alfa Romeo as he found himself unable to move up from his eighth-place finish. On his first race since returning to the Sauber-run outfit, Raikkonen was the first of the midfield fighters to pit during the Australian Grand Prix coming in several laps earlier than predicted on the optimum tyre strategy. The Finn’s premature stop forced other teams into stops to avoid being exposed to an undercut, with track position proving vital at Albert Park due to limited overtaking opportunities at the Melbourne circuit, but the former Formula 1 world...
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