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IndyCar Levies Post-Race Penalties After Belle Isle
June 6, 2013
In the most extreme instance, driver Sebastian Saavedra was fined $30,000 after making an improper gesture toward a fellow competitor after contact during Race 1; drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Will Power were both put on probation through the 2013 season.
IndyCar Levies Post-Race Penalties After Belle Isle

IndyCar has announced penalties following the June 1-2 races at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park.

The No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing entry driven by James Jakes was fined a total of $10,000 for violating a pair of rules related to the rear wing. Both violations were found during post-qualifying inspection for Race 1. The team was fined $5,000 for each violation.

Drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Will Power have been placed on probation for the remainder of the 2013 IndyCar season. Power was penalized for improper actions toward a fellow competitor after contact during Race 2, and Bourdais was penalized for comments made toward Officials on pit road after Race 2.

In addition, driver Sebastian Saavedra was fined $30,000 after making an improper gesture toward a fellow competitor after contact during Race 1.

Because of the public display of these actions, Saavedra will be able to work off the fine by making a series of public appearances on behalf of IndyCar throughout the remainder of the season.

Members may contest the imposition of the penalty pursuant to the procedures and timelines detailed in the protest and appeal procedures of the IZOD IndyCar Series rulebook.