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German Grand Prix: Force India, Red Bull fined for pit-lane incidents

The stewards decide on financial punishments for both Force India and Red Bull Racing following incidents in pit-lane at the Nurburgring.
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 €5000 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 €30,000 penalty for allowing its driver to leave without all four wheels attached.

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 €38,000 at current exchange rates – for similar incidents.



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Tiger

July 07, 2013 10:20 PM

Teams should be given sporting penalties over financial penaltys, like drive throughs, grid penalties, docked points etc. In this case there should have been drive through penalties at least. Teams will take finacial penlties anyday.



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