You will never see Alexander Rossi on eBay, auctioning off his trophy and used bottle of champagne like Denny Hamlin a week ago, but Andretti Autosport’s No. 27 Honda entry has incurred a put up-race penalty subsequent Rossi’s earn Saturday on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway street class.
Right after the common put up-race inspection, IndyCar race command identified that the No. 27 did not satisfy the minimal pounds prerequisites set by IndyCar. Nevertheless Rossi and Andretti will still be considered winners of the Gallagher Grand Prix, the crew was handed a $25,000 high-quality as properly as a 20-place penalty in the entrant and driver standings.
As IndyCar president Jay Frye explained in a series release, the auto met the minimum amount fat demands through the race, but the way in which the No. 27 Andretti crew met the 1,700-pound minimum went afoul of IndyCar’s rulebook. The team used the fat of a consume bottle to hit the mark. In accordance to Rule 18.104.22.168, “The minimum pounds shall involve the vehicle in prepared-to-contend ailment excluding Driver, Driver Equivalency Bodyweight, gasoline and drink bottle content material.”
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As the release went on to say, Andretti Autosport “may possibly contest the imposition of the penalties specific in the critique and attractiveness treatments of the (series) rulebook.” A series official told IndyStar they believed this post-race penalty to be the initially dealt out in IndyCar in six a long time.
Just after he snapped a 49-race winless streak that dated back again to June 2019, Rossi had jumped up to 8th in the factors race (318 details) with his 53-stage haul Saturday. With the penalty, he’ll drop again to 9th, just one position behind Felix Rosenqvist (299 factors). Around the previous two months, Rossi has operate as higher as 7th in the standings pursuing his back again-to-again podiums at Detroit and Street The usa.