Caterham fined after Van der Garde loses wheel

2013 Spanish Grand PrixPosted on Author Keith Collantine

Giedo van der Garde, Caterham, Circuit de Cataunya, Barcelona, 2013Caterham have been fined ??10,000 (??8,460) for sending Giedo van der Garde onto the track with a loose wheel.

The team warned Van der Garde his wheel was loose after the pit stop and told him to drive back to the pits. The wheel fell off shortly afterwards.

The stewards took note of this in deciding Caterham’s fine, stating: “The team instructed the driver to drive the car back to the pits even though they were aware of the wheel not being attached correctly.”

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