Kimi Raikkonen’s team excluded from WRC
Kimi Raikkonen’s ICE 1 Racing operation has been excluded from this year’s World Rally Championship due to its non-appearance in Australia.
Prior to the start of the season, the Citroen team had nominated Rally Australia as one of the two non-European rallies it would contest.
ICE 1 then withdrew from the Coffs Cost event just weeks prior to its start, citing logistical and organisational difficulties.
The team has been fined 16,200 Euros ($21,000 AUD) for the infringement, and is still expected to pay the Rally Australia entry fee.
ICE 1 had been placed fifth in the Constructors’ Championship standings, and is still expected to be seen on the final three events of the season in France, Spain and Great Britain.
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