Fisichella receives 25-second penalty 20 Jul 2008
Force Indias Giancarlo Fisichella has been penalised after unlapping himself under the safety car when he was not permitted to do so during Sundays German Grand Prix. Fisichella had 25 seconds added to his final race time and drops from 14th to 16th in the classification as a result.
According to the stewards, when the safety car was deployed after Timo Glocks crash, Fisichella pitted before the Lapped cars may now overtake signal was shown, meaning he should have not then unlapped himself once he rejoined the circuit. The Italians penalty promotes Williams Kazuki Nakajima and Force India team mate Adrian Sutil one place each, to 14th and 15th respectively.