Tuesday, June 26, 2012

#77 Fined $5,000

The #77 Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports car of Simon Pagenaud has been fined $5,000 for failing post-race technical inspection following last weeks event at Iowa.

The SHM entry violated rule:

14.7.2 Fuel System (Updated March 15, 2012 via Bulletin)
The maximum capacity of the fuel cell shall be 18.5 U.S. Gallons.
INDYCAR says the fuel cell size discrepancy was not enough to affect the race results.


If it was not enough to effect the race results, then why even bother penalizing them?

Because it could have played a role and they still violated the rule.

It would be like running the light at a vacant intersection. Didn't affect anyone, but If you get caught you've still gotta pay the ticket.

I see what you're saying, though.

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