CHAMPCAR/CART: Stewards put two drivers on probation

INDIANAPOLIS (August 1, 2003) -- CART Champ Car Stewards have taken action against two Champ Car World Series drivers in a response to actions during last weekend's Molson Indy Vancouver. Tiago Monteiro ( ...

INDIANAPOLIS (August 1, 2003) -- CART Champ Car Stewards have taken action against two Champ Car World Series drivers in a response to actions during last weekend's Molson Indy Vancouver.

Tiago Monteiro (#7 Fittipaldi-Dingman Ford-Cosworth/Reynard/Bridgestone) and Mario Dominguez (#55 Herdez Ford-Cosworth/Lola/Bridgestone) were placed on probation following last weekend's Vancouver event, as a result of incidents that took place while the drivers were a lap down and involved lead-lap cars.

The probations for Monteiro and Dominguez will go into effect only in the event that they become lapped cars during an event and their conduct concerning lead-lap competitors will be monitored carefully by CART Champ Car Stewards. The pair will need to be aware of lead-lap cars and make every effort possible not to interfere with those cars on the lead lap.

The length of the probation has yet to be determined and any violations of this probation will result in added penalties up to and including the loss of championship points pursuant to Chapter 10 of the CART Rule Book.

-cart-

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series IndyCar
Drivers Mario Dominguez , Tiago Monteiro