IndyCar has issued penalties to Chip Ganassi Racing’s Sage Karam and KV Racing Technology’s Stefano Coletti following the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix at Belle Isle. In addition to these infractions, IndyCar officials also announced they will reduce Helio Castroneves’ penalty issued to him at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis from eight points to two.
Coletti was fined $10,000 for failing to reduce his speed under a yellow flag during Race 2 on Sunday. He was also placed on probation for three races for the infraction. Sage Karam was also placed on probation for five races for avoidable contact, but was not issued a monetary charge.
Officials reduced Castroneves’ penalty issued to him after making contact with Scott Dixon at the GP of Indy after reviewing the incident in Detroit over the weekend.
“IndyCar established its penalty review process for instances like these and we feel the process was a success,” said IndyCar President of Competition and Operations, Derrick Walker, said in a statement. “Following our review we have reduced the point penalty to Helio Castroneves from eight to a total of three points, which is in line with a similar penalty issued earlier this season.”
In addition to Karam and Coletti’s penalties, Chip Ganassi Racing’s crew was fined $1,000 and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Team Penske each fined $500 for undisclosed safety equipment violations.