Force India reprimanded for tyre swap
|By Pablo Elizalde||Sunday, July 25th 2010, 16:47 GMT|
The Force India team was given a reprimand for its pitstop blunder during the German Grand Prix on Sunday.
The team was involved in a bizarre incident at the start of the event when it fitted the wrong tyres to their cars, giving Tonio Liuzzi team-mate Adrian Sutil's rubber and vice versa.
The drivers pitted again immediately to rectify it.
Although the rules state that "the use of tyres without appropriate identification may result in a grid position penalty or exclusion from the race," the German GP stewards have given Force India a reprimand.
The decision means the drivers keep their positions, with Liuzzi in 16th and Sutil in 17th.