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Mercedes fined for beach of International Sporting Code

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04/06/2023

Mercedes has been fined €10,000 after the team was deemed to have breached of Article 12.2.1 i) of the International Sporting Code.

The Barcelona stewards received a report from the Media Delegate, which was subsequently confirmed by video evidence, that the physios / drivers' assistants to George Russell and Lewis Hamilton entered parc fermé in violation of the Post Race Interview and Podium Ceremony Procedure that was published prior to the race "for the orderly conduct of the event".

Article 9.15.1 of the FIA International Sporting Code places the responsibility for the actions on the part of any person providing a service, on the competitor to whom the service is provided.

As a redult of the breach, the German team was fined €10,000.

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1. Posted by dejan, 05/06/2023 19:55

"Checo Perez was reprimanded for being late, Mercedes is penalized for being early - it's not like we are watching carefully choreographed ballet. It's the unpredictable nature of sporting events what people like - if I want to know everything that's about to happen, I just watch a movie a second (or tenth) time..."

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2. Posted by Spindoctor, 05/06/2023 11:03

"Pettiness upon pettiness.
How about some rules which make something better?"

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3. Posted by Sennapod, 04/06/2023 21:33

"…another pointless and petty rule affecting the circus stage-management. Of course €10000 is peanuts to the team, but how can it really be justified."

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