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Early pit stop for Raikkonen not part of team's strategy

© XPB  Phillip van Osten 18/03/2019 at 09:27 Kimi Raikkonen's early pit stop in Sunday's Australian Grand Prix that partially undermined the Finn's race was not part of Alfa Romeo's game plan. Raikkonen held his own in ninth position in the openings stages of the race, but soaring rear brake temperatures forced him into the pits after 11 laps for a tyre change and a fix to the overheating issue. Alfa Romeo's mid-field rivals were thrown off by the premature move, believing it was strategic, with several teams taking their cue from the Swiss squad. Feisty Stroll reaps points for Racing Point with 'tight but great' race "We had an issue with the temperature of the rear brakes...
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