Singapore GP: Penalty for Heidfeld, fine for Barrichello

Heidfeld dropped, Barrichello fined after pit-entry confusion BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld and Honda's Rubens Barrichello have been penalised by race stewards in Singapore after an incident at the pit entry during the first phase of ...

Heidfeld dropped, Barrichello fined after pit-entry confusion

BMW Sauber's Nick Heidfeld and Honda's Rubens Barrichello have been penalised by race stewards in Singapore after an incident at the pit entry during the first phase of qualifying.

Heidfeld, who was to start the race from P6, has been dropped three places on the grid for impeding Barrichello, while the Brazilian has been handed a 10,000 euro fine for incorrectly entering the pit lane.

As he was completing his in-lap after his final Q1 run, Heidfeld was slowing to enter the pit lane when he was caught by Barrichello, on a flying lap. Barrichello was forced to slow and then chose to abort his lap and also enter the pits at the last minute, failing to correctly use the designated deceleration zone as he did so.

-credit: f1

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Rubens Barrichello , Nick Heidfeld
Teams Sauber