Honda, Chevrolet penalised after Indianapolis 500
|By Mark Glendenning||Thursday, May 29th 2014, 08:53 GMT|
Honda has been penalised 60 manufacturer points for violations on IndyCar's minimum engine mileage rule at last weekend's Indianapolis 500.
The manufacturer was docked 10 points apiece for six infractions of rule 16.5.1 for changing engines before they reached their minimum threshold of 2,500 miles.
The affected cars were those of Takuma Sato, Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal, Justin Wilson, James Hinchcliffe, and Carlos Munoz.
In addition, the cars of Jacques Villeneuve (Schmidt Peterson Motorsport), Martin Plowman (AJ Foyt Racing), Alex Tagliani (SFHR) were all found to be in breach of rule 16.5.1 (entrant-initiated engine change under mileage). Each entrant and driver has been assessed a 10-point penalty.
Chevrolet has also been docked 10 points for breaching the same rule on the car of pole-sitter Ed Carpenter.
The manufacturers have the standard right to appeal as outlined in the regulations.
Chevrolet and Honda were both docked points for similar infractions in late April, while Chevrolet was also penalised over breaches of the rules regarding traction and launch control following the IMS road course race earlier this month.