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Hispania Fined For Pitlane Incident

Hispania HRT have been fined $5,000 for their pitlane incident involving Japanese driver Sakon Yamamoto in practice for the Korean Grand Prix today.

The Spanish team let Yamamoto leave the pit garage with one of the tyre warmers still attached.  This was in breach of rules 23.1(j), 30.7 and 30.9

“It is the responsibility of the competitor to release his car after a pitstop only when it is safe to do so,” states article 23.1.

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