Sebastien Bourdais James Hinchcliffe

Sébastien Bourdais and James Hinchcliffe have been hit with ten-place grid penalties ahead of this weekend’s Toyota IndyCar Long Beach Grand Prix for making unauthorised engine swaps.

Bourdais (Lotus Dragon Racing) and Hinchcliffe (Andretti Autosports) have both fallen foul of the series’ strict engine regulations, which only permit replacement engines to be used without penalty under specific circumstances.

Bourdais’ Lotus engine was replaced after last fortnight’s race at Alabama, while Hinchcliffe’s Chevrolet unit was switched during an in-season test at Infineon Raceway, where it developed a problem.

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Richard Bailey

Founder & Chief Editor at MotorsportM8
Hasn't missed a Grand Prix since 1989. Has a soft spot for Minardi. Tattooed with 35+ Grand Prix circuits.
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