F1 top news

Williams penalised again for F1 tyre rules breach in FP1

The Williams Formula 1 team has been fined €10,000 for another a breach of tyre rules in Friday practice for the US Grand Prix.

F1 Teams are supposed to hand back one set of tyres from their allocation after the first 40 minutes of opening practice. On Friday morning, Williams was three seconds late in giving back a set from Felipe Massa’s car – which was enough for them to be called up to the stewards.

A statement said: “Although this is a breach of the regulations (the second of this type by the team this year), the offence occurred only 3 seconds after the cut off time, hence the suspension of the fine.”

Williams had been handed a suspended fine of €10,000 from the this year Belgian Grand Prix and 2015 Malaysian Grand Prix after a similar offence when Massa ran tyres in a practice session that should have been handed back.



ThisisF1.com is not affiliated with Formula 1, Formula One Management, Formula One Administration, Formula One Licensing BV, Formula One World Championship Ltd or any other organization or entity associated with the official Formula One governing organizations or their shareholders. Copyrighted material used under Fair Use/Fair Comment.

We could use the following leading F1 news sources for stories: SkyF1, BBC F1, Autosport, ESPN F1, FIA Media Center, MotorSport, JamesAllen and others leading authors blog.

All Rights Reserved © 2017 Prime Sport Media

To Top