Bourdais fined, placed on probation over Texas IndyCar race crash
|By Mark Glendenning||Thursday, June 12th 2014, 08:28 GMT|
Sebastien Bourdais has been fined and placed on probation for the rest of the IndyCar season after his crash with Justin Wilson at Texas.
The pair were running side-by-side when Bourdais failed to leave Wilson enough room through the inside of Turn 4, forcing the Briton onto the apron and into a spin that ultimately resulted in contact and both being forced to retire with damage.
Series officials determined that Bourdais was responsible for the accident.
Bourdais' $10,000 fine and probation was deemed to be in response to a breach of rule 9.3.1 (Improper conduct on track) of the series' regulations, and was the most serious of several post-race infractions following Texas.
Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing was fined $5,000 for using an illegal rear wing angle on Josef Newgarden's car in accordance with rule 184.108.40.206.1a.
Honda was docked 30 manufacturer points for three breaches to rule 16.5.1 (engine change under mileage) on the cars of Takuma Sato, Marco Andretti and Ryan Hunter-Reay, all of whom were eliminated from the race by engine failures.