40-second Time Penalty for car #997
Offense: Forcing another driver off the track
Lap Number: 92
Offending Driver: Luca Pirovano
Car #997 made a late lunge down the inside into turn 1, locked the brakes fully on the apex and overshot the corner, causing car #19 – that was ahead by at least a car length into the braking zone – to have to take evasive action and go off the track. Because car #19 was ahead into the corner and turn 1 is an Orange Zone (contact would have been made if car #19 had not taken evasive action), the penalty is increased to the equivalent of a 10-second StopGo.
The full decision document will be made available to the team managers after the race.