Richie Stanaway's lost podium finish on his Formula Renault 3.5 return at Spa last weekend was down to an error by his Lotus team
The GP3 and Aston Martin racer, who returned to the series at the same circuit where he suffered career-threatening back injuries two years earlier, finished third on the road in race two but was penalised for making his mandatory pitstop too late.
"The engineers tick the laps down on the lap chart, and they just missed a line and pitted me a lap too late," Stanaway told AUTOSPORT.
"We wanted to pit at the end of the window, but they simply miscalculated the laps.
"I didn't know [about the penalty] until the end when they told me on the radio. It's a little bit disappointing, but it's only a third."
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