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Williams fined for Bottas’ unsafe release

2015 Singapore GP – Williams fined for Bottas’ unsafe release


The Williams F1 team was fined €2,000 for their unsafe release of Valtteri Bottas during the Singapore Grand Prix qualifying.

The stewards found Williams in breach of regulation 23.11 of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulation – unsafe release from the pit box.

Bottas was released into the path of a competitor who had to take avoiding action.

Official Notes:

The Stewards, having received a report from the Race Director, heard from a team representative, examined video evidence, and have considered the following matter, determine a breach of the regulations has been committed by the competitor named below and impose the penalty referred to.

Fact: Car 77 was released from the garage when it was not safe to do so.
Offence: Breach of Article 23.12 (a) of the FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations.
Decision: The competitor (Williams Martini Racing) is fined €2,000
Reason: It is considered that the release was unsafe as car 3 had been released and was fast approaching. At the hearing the team manager acknowledged that it was” too close”. The fact that car 9 did not have to take avoiding action, mitigates the penalty.

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