Giedo van der Garde is €1,000 lighter after being hit with a speeding fine

He might be driving for the slowest team on the grid, but that hasn’t stopped Giedo van der Garde from getting hit with a speeding fine on the opening day of practice at the Monaco Grand Prix.

The Dutchman was clocked breaking the 60km/h (37.2mph) pit lane speed limit during Thursday’s opening practice session, doing 74.7km/h (46.4mph) within the restricted zone, which has the lowest speed limit of any circuit on the calendar due to its confined nature.

The Caterham driver was summoned to the FIA Stewards office and hit with a €1,000 ($AU1,328) fine.

His hit to the wallet follows a €10,000 penalty handed out to the team at the preceding Spanish Grand Prix for an unsafe pit release during the race, in which the left-rear wheel parted company with van der Garde’s car.

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Richard Bailey

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