Chevrolet hit with post-St Pete penalties

Chevrolet has been penalised 220 points for an engine regulation infraction following IndyCar's season opener in St Petersburg.

IndyCar said on Monday that 11 of the 12 Chevrolet-engined cars underwent repairs following the race.

Under rule 10.6.4.4 of the rulebook, 20 points will be deducted for every repair that requires a component change.

Chevrolet earned a total of 128 points in the opening race, but has been penalised 220.

The manufacturer dominated the season opener, with Chevrolet-powered cars occupying the top six positions.

Ryan Hunter-Reay was the first Honda driver in seventh place.

As a result of the penalties, Honda holds a 162-point advantage in the manufacturers' championship.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay
Article type Breaking news
Tags chevrolet