Indianapolis 500: Ganassi and Rahal teams fined for infractions

Three Indianapolis 500 entrants have been penalised for technical infractions following post-qualifying inspections, although the grid for Sunday's race remains unchanged

Indianapolis 500: Ganassi and Rahal teams fined for infractions

Chip Ganassi Racing was fined $5000 after Ryan Briscoe's car was found to be in breach of Rule 14.6.4.16, which mandates the dimensions of the trailing edge of the rear wing.

Meanwhile. a breach of Rule 14.1.8, which specifies that cooling towels applied to bodywork, driver cooling fans, and brake cooling fans (when the car is in its assigned pit box) are the only forms of cooling permitted outside the garage, led to Graham Rahal's Rahal Letterman Lanigan team being fined $10,000.

The car of Rahal's team-mate Michel Jourdain Jr, who failed to qualify for the race, also earned the team a $10,000 fine.

It was found to have violated Rule 14.6.7.7, which states that 'All of the remaining underwing parts (splitters, sidewall extensions etc.) must remain as supplied with the exception of adding extra fasteners or the permitted trim to the underwing sidewall.'

The affected teams have the right to appeal in all three cases in accordance with IndyCar Series regulations.

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