Ferrari driver Kimi Räikkönen was hit with a formal reprimand by the Bahrain Grand Prix FIA Stewards after an incident in Friday’s second practice session.

The Finn – fastest in Friday’s opening practice session – “drove in a potentially dangerous manner when leaving the Pit Lane”, according to a statement issued by the FIA Stewards panel, which has former Grand Prix driver Mika Salo in its line-up this weekend.

Räikkönen overtook cars which were queued to leave the pits after the session was resumed following a brief red flag period during the second practice session at the Sakhir circuit.

The reprimand is Räikkönen’s first of the season; should a driver receive three reprimands in a season, he will be handed a five-place grid penalty.

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