Team fined for pit error (HRT race review)

Posted on | Author Keith Collantine

HRT were fined $20,000 after one of their mechanics was injured when Sakon Yamamoto was released from his pit box too soon (see separate story).

Sakon Yamamoto Bruno Senna
Qualifying position 23 22
Qualifying time comparison (Q1) 1’27.020 (+0.173) 1’26.847
Race position 19
Average race lap 1’31.496 (-1.069) 1’32.566
Laps 51/53 11/53
Pit stops 1 0

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Sakon Yamamoto

Despite the drama in the pits Sakon Yamamoto continued to finish 19th.

He ran last for almost all the race but gained one place when Lucas di Grassi suffered a suspension failure.

Compare Sakon Yamamoto’s form against his team mate in 2010

Bruno Senna

As in Spa, out-qualified Yamamoto then retired with a car failure.

Compare Bruno Senna’s form against his team mate in 2010

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5 comments on “Team fined for pit error (HRT race review)”

  1. I feel really sorry for that HRT mechanic, I watched the video and then wish I hadn’t, luckily he had a helmet on because that tumble was hardcore.

    1. actually he wasn’t wearing a helmet, my bad, still hardcore.

      1. he’s not wearing any helmet or any gear that a pit crew should wear. I guess his only protection was the headphone he’s wearing.

  2. That $20,000 will really hurt HRT as well.

    They didn’t even have the money to install a Monza setup, they used the Monaco spec. car…

  3. Poor Bruno. I hope he can find a better team next year, or that HRT can sort out their issues.

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