Alfa Romeo has confirmed that it has lodged an appeal against the penalties issued to Kimi Raikkonen and Antonio Giovinazzi at last weekend’s German Grand Prix.
Raikkonen and Giovinazzi placed seventh and eighth respectively but post-race checks uncovered an anomaly with the torque clutch settings at the start.
It meant that Raikkonen and Giovinazzi potentially gained an advantage though both denied that they felt anything different off the line at Hockenheim.
On Sunday evening Alfa Romeo confirmed its intention to appeal and on Thursday it announced that that appeal, and the relevant paperwork, has now been lodged.
“Alfa Romeo Racing lodged an appeal against the decision No. 56 and 57 of the Stewards of the 2019 German Grand Prix,” the team confirmed on social media on Thursday.
The time penalties issued for both drivers promoted Haas pair Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen to seventh and eighth respectively.
Lewis Hamilton moved up to ninth while Robert Kubica capped the top 10 for Williams.