McLaren fined for pitlane incident
|Sunday, October 18th 2009, 21:02 GMT|
The McLaren team has been fined $50,000 for the Brazilian Grand Prix incident that triggered a fire in the pitlane.
Heikki Kovalainen left the pits before the fuel hose was detached from his car and the fuel spilt sprayed Kimi Raikkonen's Ferrari and caused a fire in the pitlane.
The stewards deemed Kovalainen's release had been unsafe and fined the team, also giving the driver a 25-second penalty that dropped him from ninth to 12th.