IndyCar » Conway penalty for technical infringement

Mike Conway's #14 ABC Supply car failed technical inspection at Toronto, and the team will have to pay out $15,000 for an oversize fuel cell.

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July 11, 2012 7:36 PM

I really don't understand how the minds of those at IndyCar work.

Now we have at least two drivers that I can think of (Wilson & Conway) who have had technical infringements that have probably gained them an advantage, and all they've been handed is a fine. Yet, if you blow an engine, you get a 10 place grid penalty for the next race?!


July 12, 2012 11:32 AM

It's not a question of whether the driver has done anything wrong. The fact is that his result on track was aided by something outside the rules, and he should therefore be excluded from the results. I'm sorry, but if the team didn't want that to happen, perhaps they should have complied with the tech specs like everyone else. Bummer.

OZFan - Unregistered

July 12, 2012 1:48 PM

You cannot install an oversized fuel cell by error.
That is called cheating, and old AJ knows a think or two on that particular matter.
Indy Car shall not let them get away with only a silly fine. Exclude Conway from the results would be the correct way to go.

Jonesy - Unregistered

July 12, 2012 3:12 PM

I'd have to agree with OZFan. It is cheating in it's simplest form. There probably should be a more severe penalty for knowingly cheating to get an advantage.

Hang on - Unregistered

July 12, 2012 3:25 PM

Aren't the fuel cells made by a supplying company? If so how can they one go that's slightly too big. Besides, that's not very inventive. Not like how it used to be with oversized and very long fuel hoses holding a few extra litres or cars that are 98% scale models of the other NASCARs I would have thought Foyt would have done better. :)

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