Williams was fined for breaching the FIA's tyre regulations Brunoa Senna was fined heavily for pit lane speeding

Both the Williams team and Lotus Renault GP driver Bruno Senna have been hit with fines by the FIA for breaking the rules during practice yesterday for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.

The Williams team breached a tyre regulation, while Senna was hit with a pit lane speeding penalty.

Williams was slapped with a €5,000 fine for fitting a set of option tyres to Rubens Barrichello’s car during second practice. While the use of both Prime and Option compounds is permitted during the second practice session, this particular set was now earmarked for use on Friday at all.

Senna, meanwhile, was issued with two separate fines totalling €12,000 for speeding in the pit lane. Driver are fined €200 for each kilometre per hour they are found to have exceeded the speed limit.

With the pit lane speed limit reduced to just 60km/h (37.3mph) during Friday, Senna was clocked doing 75.9km/h (47.2mph) approaching the one-hour mark into second practice, which resulted in a €3,200 fine.

A further €8,800 fine came his way when he was clocked doing 81.7km/h (50.7mph) just half an hour later!

[Images via Sutton Images]

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