McLaughlin fined for Ford Supercars title celebration on podium

DJR Penske's Scott McLaughlin has been hit with a $10,000 fine for taking a promotional poster on to the Queensland Raceway Supercars podium, along with $3000 for his post-race burnout

McLaughlin fined for Ford Supercars title celebration on podium

McLaughlin's tense win at the Ipswich circuit secured the 2019 manufacturers' championship for Ford, which he celebrated on the podium with a mock newspaper cover reading 'Mustang wins title'.

The new-for-2019 Mustang has dominated the Supercars championship and taken victory in 17 of the 20 races to date, meaning it sealed the crown 10 races early.


But McLaughlin's celebrations breached a rule that bans promotional material on the podium and it has cost the driver a $10,000 fine.

"Following a post-race DRD investigation and admission of a breach of Rule E6.8.2 (non-permitted item on the podium) by car 17, Scott McLaughlin, the stewards imposed the penalty of a fine of $10,000 on Scott McLaughlin," read the stewards report.

McLaughlin also earned a $3000 fine for his post-race burnout, which, according to the report, went "past the nominated points".

Triple Eight and Tickford were also hit with post-race fines for refuelling tower breaches, the latter twice earning the $10,000 fine, half of which is suspended.

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