IndyCar penalizes Honda and others for Detroit violations

Honda was among those penalized.

Along with the news that Helio Castroneves' GP of Indy contact penalty has been reduced, IndyCar has punished a number of drivers and teams for infractions during the Detroit doubleheader.

Stefano Coletti - Fined $10,000 and placed on probation for three races for violating Rule 7.1.3.3 (reduce speed/yield to safety vehicles and personnel) during Race 2.

Sage Karam - Placed on probation for five races for violating Rule 9.3.3 (Avoidable Contact) during Race 2.

Team Penske crew member - Fined $500 for violating Rule 1.2.7.2 Personal safety equipment (deadman no headsock) in Race 2.

Chip Ganassi Racing crew members - Fined a total of $1,000 for violating Rule 1.2.7.2 Personal safety equipment (fueler visor up) in Race 1.

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports crew member - Fined $500 for violating Rule 1.2.7.2 Personal safety equipment (fueler visor up) in Race 1.

Honda penalty

IndyCar series officials also announced that Honda has received a deduction of 20 manufacturers championship points for an engine that did not attain its life cycle at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit.

"According to Rule 10.6.4.3, 20 points will be deducted for an engine that fails to reach its 2,500-mile life cycle. The engine in the No. 26 Andretti Autosport entry did not reach its life cycle minimum before being changed out. Following the deduction, Chevrolet has 777 manufacturer championship points and Honda has 758."

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About this article
Series IndyCar
Event Detroit
Track The Raceway on Belle Isle
Drivers Stefano Coletti , Sage Karam
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing , Team Penske , Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Article type Breaking news
Tags honda