50-second Time Penalty for car #56
Offense: Causing a collision
Lap Number: 116
Offending Driver: Jeffrey Elliss
Cars #45 and #56 were battling for the lead in GTE. In lap 116, car #45 performed a switchback move on car #56, which went too deep into turn 12. Into turn 13, car #56 lunged over the apex kerb into the side of car #45. Reckless move, because the stewards deem it unlikely that car #56 would have made the corner, had he not used the #45 as a speed brake. Reckless, avoidable minor contact, so the equivalent of a 30-second StopGo.
The full decision document will be made available to the team managers after the race.