Following last month’s Grand Prix of Indianapolis, Team Penske and Team Chevy were handed a fine from the sanctioning body for the Verizon IndyCar Series after it was found Helio Castroneves’ car violated more than one law in the series rulebook. The fine of $20,000, which was handed down for breaching rules in regards to traction control and torque control, has now been rescinded by the organization.
Breaches in the rules were detected after the series’ inaugural race at the Indianapolis road course on May 10. IndyCar claimed Chevy and Penske had violated rules 11.3 and 12.1 for torque and traction control, but specifics on the violations were not revealed. Immediately after IndyCar decided to penalize the team, Chevy vocalized its intention to appeal. The fine was allegedly lifted as the technical violation was found to be unintentional.
Along with the $20,000 fine, Team Chevy was also docked 10 manufacturers’ points. The points will still be deducted, however thanks to its decision to appeal, Chevy managed to walk away from the matter with its wallet fully intact.