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McLaren and Sauber handed pit-stop fines 10 Jul 2011

Button's wheel slips off as he leaves the pits minus a wheel nut

The McLaren and Sauber teams have both been fined for unsafe pit-stop releases during Sunday’s race at Silverstone.

McLaren were fined €5,000 after a communication error led to Jenson Button leaving his box with no nut on his front-right wheel. The British driver was forced to pull over and retire at the end of the pit lane as a result.

Sauber were given a €20,000 fine after releasing Kamui Kobayashi into the path of Williams' Pastor Maldonado. Stewards also handed Kobayashi a 10-second stop-go penalty during the race for the incident. He later retired with technical issues.