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Kobayashi fined after his pit crew incident in British GP

A mechanic from Sauber is put into an ambulance
after being hit in the pits by Sauber’s
driver Kamui Kobayashi © Getty Images

Sauber’s Kamui Kobayashi has been fined 25,000 Euro for his pit lane incident through the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Kobayashi made his second pit stop too late, when he was coming in the pitstop and misjudged the break points and his car little bit contact with three of his mechanics. Fortunately none were seriously injured.

After the race FIA decided to inflict a fine on Kobayashi for an “unsafe manoeuvre in the pits”.

“First of all, the accident at the pit-stop was my fault and I want to apologise to the team,” Kobayashi said.

“Of course I had to push hard for points, but without doubt I braked too late in the pit lane.

“The front wheels locked, I couldn’t control the car and that is how I overshot the pit box. I am terribly sorry that happened and I hope the three mechanics I hit get well soon. Up to that happening, my race was good. I had improved from 17th on the grid to a top ten position and was hoping for points.”


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