McLaren and Sauber handed pit-stop fines 10 Jul 2011
The McLaren and Sauber teams have both been fined for unsafe pit-stop releases during Sundays 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.