Eager Da Matta fined for speeding

2002 CART champion Cristiano da Matta had his first taste of Formula One claiming his pocket money when he was fined a gobsmacking $4,500 for speeding in his very first F1 debut. Presumably this happened in the pit-lane, a nefarious location for...

2002 CART champion Cristiano da Matta had his first taste of Formula One claiming his pocket money when he was fined a gobsmacking $4,500 for speeding in his very first F1 debut.

Presumably this happened in the pit-lane, a nefarious location for being too eager, rather than on track. Nonetheless, Da Matta clocked a creditable tenth place in pre-qualifying practice.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Cristiano da Matta