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Early Raikkonen pitstop wasn't strategy but an issue

Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen has revealed that his early pitstop wasn't a strategic decision or an undercut attempt, but rather an issue on the car as one of the visor tear-offs had gotten stuck in his brakes. The Finn, who switched from Ferrari to Alfa Romeo for the coming two years, qualified in ninth on Saturday and was the first driver to come in for new tyres (except for Daniel Ricciardo and Robert Kubica, who had both lost their front wings). This forced other teams' hands as well, but the decision from Alfa to stop early wasn't a strategic one. “We had an issue with the temperature of the rear brakes as one of the tear-offs from the visor went in and that’s why...
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