INDYCAR just released an announcement regarding infractions relating to the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Indianapolis race Saturday 10 May 2014 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. These are post-race issues. IndyCar’s 2014 Rule Book was available in hard copy the day before the race.
• Engine Manufacturer Chevrolet was fined $20,000 and penalized it 10 engine manufacturer points for engine regulations violations. The specific Verizon IndyCar Series Engine Regulations violations: Rule 11.2 (Torque Control), and Rule 12.1 (Traction Control.)
• Schmidt Peterson Motorsports was fined $1,000 for violating Verizon IndyCar Series Rule 18.104.22.168 (Underwing splitter) on the car driven by race winner, SIMON PAGENAUD in No.77 Honda.
• Penske Racing was fined $1,000 for violating Verizon IndyCar Series Rule 14.15.7 (Differential assembly) on the No.3 Chevrolet driven by HELIO CASTRONEVES.
IndyCar said contesting the imposition of the penalty may be done pursuant to the procedures and timelines detailed in the review and appeal procedures of the Verizon IndyCar Series rulebook.
After the IMS road course IndyCar race, Chevrolet led the IndyCar Engine Manufacturer standings with 100 points to 97. The penalties assessed to a team do not affect the manufacturer standings – those are separate championships.
JIM CAMPBELL, U.S. Vice President Performance Vehicles and Motorsports, said “Chevrolet is in receipt of the penalty levied by IndyCar. After carefully reviewing the rules cited by IndyCar in the Rule Violation document, Chevrolet does not agree with IndyCar’s assessment. We intend to follow the Review procedure as set forth in Section 12 of the Series rulebook.”
At this point, there has not been a response from either Schmidt Peterson Motorsports or Penske Racing.