Four-time CART champion Sébastien Bourdais is in the bad books of IndyCar Series officialdom following last weekend’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.

The Frenchman triggered a heavy accident with fellow former F1 racer Justin Wilson during Saturday night’s race, and officials have belatedly ruled on the incident.

The pair collided on Lap 121 of the race after Wilson tried to pass Broudais on the 1.5-mile speedway, only to find himself squeezed onto the inside of the circuit. The move unbalanced Wilson’s Dale Coyne Racing entry, pitching him into a spin and collecting  Bourdais, ending the races of both.

Officials ruled that Bourdais was at fault and judged the incident severely enough to hit him with a $10,000 fine, in addition to placing him on probation for the rest of the season. Should Bourdais be found at fault in any further track incidents this season, he could find himself hit with further sanctions including a potential race ban.

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