Both Force India and Red Bull have been handed financial penalties for the respective 'unsafe releases' that occurred during the German Grand Prix.

The Silverstone-based team was fined EUR5000 for releasing Paul di Resta into the path of Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne, forcing the Frenchman to break hard on his way into his first pit-stop of the race.

While there was no damage done in that incident, the second resulted in an errant wheel from Mark Webber's RB9 striking a cameraman standing, with his back to the action, further down pit-lane. Fortunately, the FOM employee received comparatively minor injuries, but Red Bull, after some deliberation from the stewards, was slapped with a EUR30,000 penalty for allowing its driver to leave without all four wheels attached.

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By way of comparison, RBR's fine falls some way short of those handed to both Mercedes, in 2010, and Ferrari a year earlier, when both teams had to fork out $50,000 - around EUR38,000 at current exchange rates - for similar incidents.