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Alfa Romeo team fined for Raikkonen detached wheel

The Alfa Romeo team will be sending 5,000 to the FIA on Monday morning as the result of a fine levied on the Swiss outfit for a wheel detaching on Kimi Raikkonen's car. The Finn was lingering down in 12th place in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix when he stopped for a tyre change during the race's second safety car period. On the restart three laps later on lap 54, Raikkonen's right front wheel came loose as he entered Turn 9 and then detached itself completely, forcing the Alfa driver to stop his car on the main straight against the pit wall. Binotto admits no 'silver bullet' in the works for Ferrari A subsequent post-race investigation revealed that a wheel nut had been cross-threaded during...
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