Raikkonen's Tricks Upset Briatore

Renault boss Flavio Briatore has warned Kimi Raikkonen against a repeat of what he believes is unsportsmanlike behaviour in this weekend's Hungarian Grand Prix

Raikkonen's Tricks Upset Briatore

As Autosport-Atlas revealed, Raikkonen was at the centre of controversy following qualifying at Hockenheim last weekend when he appeared to deliberately drive off the track after his lap to bring dirt onto the track at the first corner.

This bit of gamesmanship resulted in title rival Fernando Alonso losing grip over the first sector of the lap - which cost him any chance of landing a slot on the front row.

Although FIA race director Charlie Whiting took no action against Raikkonen for the stunt, Briatore is still unhappy about what happened.

"It wasn't nice to see him put sand on the track," Briatore told Motorsport News. "Charlie saw that but he took no punishment. It wasn't sporting. He didn't pay for it in the Grand Prix but maybe he will pay for it in the next race."

Raikkonen moved to play down the controversy when asked about his actions at Hockenheim - after team boss Ron Dennis publicly backed his driver for the move.

"There was a lot of sand," said Raikkonen. "I put my rear wheel off the side of the circuit and a little bit of dust came up onto the circuit. It was nothing more than that."

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