IndyCar issues post-Detroit sanctions

The Rahal Letterman Lanigan team and Dragon Racing driver Sebastian Saavedra have been fined by IndyCar following last weekend's races at Detroit

IndyCar issues post-Detroit sanctions

RLL was penalised a total of $10,000 for technical violations discovered on James Jakes's car after qualifying for Saturday's race.

The Briton's car was determined to be in breach of Rules 14.6.4.6 and 16.6.4.9, which dictate angles for the rear wing main plane and the height of the main plane trailing edge. The team was fined $5,000 for each violation.

Meanwhile, Saavedra's hand gestures toward Marco Andretti after the Colombian crashed out of the first race have attracted a $30,000 fine for breaking Rule 9.3.1.8 (improper conduct), although he will have the opportunity to work the fine off by making public appearances for the series over the remainder of the season.

Will Power and Sebastien Bourdais were both put on probation for the remainder of the season for violating the same rule as Saavedra after their collision in race two.

Power, who threw his gloves at Bourdais, was penalised for improper conduct towards a competitor, while Bourdais was punished for comments made towards an official on pit road.

The penalties may be appealed pursuant to the procedures and timelines detailed in the protest and appeal procedures of the IndyCar Series rulebook.

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