Motor racing-Raikkonen starts from pit lane, Verstappen last on grid

Motor racing-Raikkonen starts from pit lane, Verstappen last on grid
By Reuters

08/09/2019 at 14:21Updated 08/09/2019 at 14:23

MONZA, Italy, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Alfa Romeo's Kimi Raikkonen will start Sunday's Italian Grand Prix from the pit lane, a year after he took pole position for Ferrari, while Red Bull's Max Verstappen lines up last on the grid.

Raikkonen, the 2007 world champion with Ferrari, crashed in the final phase of qualifying and picked up grid penalties as a result of engine and gearbox changes.

Verstappen was one of several drivers who dropped to the rear after engine changes.

The official starting grid placed McLaren's Lando Norris 16th, ahead of Toro Rosso's Pierre Gasly in 17th and Racing Point's Sergio Perez, who stopped on track in qualifying, lining up 18th. (Reporting by Alan Baldwin, editing by Ed Osmond)

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