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Post race fines for McLaren and Sauber

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10/07/2011

McLaren and Sauber have both been fined following pitlane incidents during today's Grand Prix

The Woking outfit has been fined 5,000 euros for unsafely releasing Jenson Button at his final pit stop. This relates to the incorrect fitting of his right-front wheel which subsequently became detached from the car causing the Briton to retire from his home race and risking injury to others within the pitlane.

Sauber was fined 20,000 euros for the incident which saw Kamui Kobayashi released into the path of Pastor Maldonado, the two cars subsequently touching and the Japanese driver damaging an air-line outside the Force India pit.

Both incidents breach Article 23.1 (j) of the 2011 FIA Formula One Sporting Regulations.

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