IndyCar has issued several penalties following last weekend’s inaugural Grand Prix of Louisiana, with the most severe seeing former champion Ryan Hunter-Reay and series rookie Francesco Dracone both placed on probation.

The summary of the penalties is as follows:

  • IndyCar officials have penalized driver Ryan Hunter-Reay of Andretti Autosport for violating Rule 9.3.3 (avoidable contact). Hunter-Reay was penalized three points in the drivers point standings and placed on probation for three races, after being found guilty of forcing Simon Pagenaud off-circuit, which led to a collision between the pair and Sébastien Bourdais.
  • IndyCar officials have penalized driver Francesco Dracone of Dale Coyne Racing for violating Rule 7.10.1.8 (contact with personnel). Dracone was fined $10,000 for colliding with a member of his pit crew and placed on probation for six races.
  • IndyCar officials fined driver Marco Andretti of Andretti Autosport $500 for violating Rule 1.6.5.1.1 (competition meeting: drivers told they would be fined for not keeping helmet visor down during pit stop).
  • IndyCar officials fined crew member of Dale Coyne Racing $500 for violating Rule 1.2.7.2(f) (fueling without visor down).
  • IndyCar officials fined crew member of Andretti Autosport $500 for violating Rule 7.9.6 (failure to attend tire during pit stop) and Rule 7.9.11 (equipment must remain in assigned pit).
  • IndyCar officials fined crew member of KVSH Racing $500 for violating Rule 1.2.7.2(g) (over the wall without a helmet).

All the penalized parties may appeal the penalties.

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Michael Terminello

Journalist at MotorsportM8
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