Renault and Mercedes have each been fined $50,000 for their roles in incidents that took place in the pit lane during the Hungarian Grand Prix.
A wheel came off Nico Rosberg’s car and Renault’s lollipop man allowed Robert Kubica out of his pit box too soon, causing a collision with Adrian Sutil.
Both teams were fined for “unsafe release” of their vehicles. Kubica was also given a stop-go penalty before retiring from the race. Rosberg retired immediately after the problem at his pit stop.
The pit lane was especially crowded as 16 of the runners pitted simultaneously when the safety car was deployed.
At the same race last year Renault were found to have allowed Fernando Alonso out of the pits with an improperly attached front-right wheel, which came off his car once he returned to the track. They were initially banned from the following race but the punishment was reduced on appeal.
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