Stewards Summary: Austin 400

  • 20/05/2013
  • By CAMS
  • Virgin Australia Supercars Championship

UPDATE 3 FINAL: 0700hrs Monday May 20, 2013

Matters arising from Qualifying Race 15:

No matters arose

Matters arising from Qualifying Race 16:

After an investigation into an alleged Breach of the Rules, Craig Lowndes Car #888 impededMark Winterbottom Car #5 at Turn 13 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

Last Lap time deleted from Jonathon Webb Car #19 Exceeding Track Limit at Turn 19.

Matters arising from Race 15:

Bad Sportsmanship Flag was displayed to Rick Kelly Car #15 for Blocking on Lap 18.

Pit Lane Penalty was given to Alex Premat Car #34 for Rotating Rear Wheels during Race15 Pit Stop.

After an investigation of an incident involving Tony D’Alberto Car #3 and Alex Premat Car#34 at Turn 15 and an admission of Careless Driving by Tony D’Alberto Car #3 theStewards imposed a penalty of Loss of 15 Championship Points.

After an investigation and admission of an incident involving Fabian Coulthard Car #14 offailing to maintain speed after the lights were turned off on the Safety Car the Stewardsimposed a penalty of Loss of 30 Championship Points.

After an investigation and admission of an incident involving Craig Lowndes Car #888 offailing to maintain speed after the lights were turned off on the Safety Car the Stewardsimposed a penalty of Loss of 30 Championship Points.

After an investigation and admission of an incident involving Jamie Whincup Car #1 offailing to maintain speed after the lights were turned off on the Safety Car the Stewardsimposed a penalty of Loss of 30 Championship Points.

After an investigation and admission of an incident involving Russell Ingall Car #66 of failingto exit the Pit Lane wholly in the Fast Lane the Stewards imposed a penalty of the additionof 37 seconds to the Race Time.

After an investigation of an incident involving Todd Kelly Car #7 and Alex Premat Car #34 atTurn 15 and an admission of Careless Driving by Todd Kelly Car #7 the Stewards imposeda penalty of Loss of 25 Championship Points.

After an investigation of an incident involving Maro Engel Car #9 and Tim Blanchard Car#17 at Turn 15 and an admission of Careless Driving by Maro Engel Car #9 the Stewardsimposed a penalty of Loss of 25 Championship Points.

After an investigation of an incident involving Chaz Mostert Car #12 and Todd Kelly Car #7at Turn 15 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

After an investigation of an incident involving Chaz Mostert Car #12 and Michael CarusoCar #36 at Turn 19 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

Matters arising from Race 16:

Pit Lane Penalty was given Maro Engel Car #9 for not Exiting the Pit in the Fast Lane.

In accordance with Bulletin No 5 a 90 second Time Penalty was added to the Race Time ofScott McLaughlin Car #33 for not completing the Compulsory Pit Stop in accordance withthe rules.

After an investigation of an incident involving Will Davison Car #6 and Scott McLaughlinCar #33 at Turn 12 and an admission of Reckless Driving by Will Davison Car #6 theStewards imposed a penalty of Loss of 25 Championship Points.

After an investigation into an alleged Breach of the Rules, Garth Tander Car #2 passedJonathon Webb Car #19 under Yellow Flag conditions resulted in no breach of the rulesbeing established.

After an investigation of an incident involving Mark Winterbottom Car #5 and Rick Kelly Car#15 at Turn 15 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

After an investigation of an incident involving James Moffat Car #360 and Tony D'AlbertoCar #3 at Turn 17 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

After an investigation of an incident involving Shane Van Gisbergen Car #97 and CraigLowndes Car #888 at Turn 14 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

After an investigation of an incident involving James Courtney Car #22 and Michael CarusoCar #36 at Turn 4 resulted in no breach of the rules being established. 

UPDATE 2: 1000hrs Sunday May 19, 2013

Matters arising from Qualifying Race 13:

After an investigation and admission of an incident involving Shane Van Gisbergan Car #97 that work was undertaken on car during Parc Ferme after Qualifying the Stewards imposed a penalty of Exclusion from Qualifying for Race 13.

After an investigation and admission of an incident involving Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport for allowing a wheel nut to roll into the fast lane, the Stewards imposed a penalty of a $1,000 fine.

After an investigation and admission of an incident of David Reynolds Car #55 impeding James Courtney Car #22 between Turns 19 and 20, the Stewards imposed a 3 Grid spot penalty for Race 13.

Matters arising from Qualifying Race 14:

The Stewards gave permission for Car #47 Tim Slade to start Race 14 from rear of grid despite him failing to qualify.

Following an investigated the following matters:
• Tony D’Alberto Car #3 impeding Car #47 Tim Slade during Qualifying for Race 14 at Turn 16 no breach of rules being established.

Matters arising from Race 13:

Bad Sportsmanship Flag was displayed to the following drivers:

  • Mark Winterbotton Car #5 for failing to give racing room 
  • Craig Lowndes Car #888 for failing to give racing room. 

After an investigation of an incident involving Michael Caruso Car #36 and Tim Slade Car #47 at Turn 14 and an admission of Careless Driving by Michael Caruso #36 the Stewards imposed a penalty of Loss of 15 Championship Points. 

After an investigation of an incident involving Maro Engel Car #9, Todd Kelly Car #7 and Scott McLaughlin Car #33 at Turn 1 and an admission of Careless Driving by Maro Engel Car #9 the Stewards imposed a penalty of Loss of 25 Championship Points. 

After an investigation into an alleged Breach of the Rules, Craig Lowndes Car #888 Rotating Rear Wheels during Race 13 Pit stop resulted in no breach of rules being established.

After an investigation into an alleged Breach of the Rules, Will Davison Car #6 Car Controller working of Car during Pit Stop during Race 13 resulted in no breach of rules being established.

After an investigation into an alleged Breach of the Rules, David Wall Car #21 Team Member working on Car after 1 minute signal resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

After an investigation into an alleged Breach of the Rules, Alexandre Premat Car #34 Team Member working on Car after 1 minute signal resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

After an investigation of an incident involving Alexandre Premat Car #34 and Chaz Mostert Car #12 at Turn 12 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

After an investigation into an alleged Breach of the Rules, Alexandre Premat Car #34 exceeded Track Limits to gain an advantage at Turn 4 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

After an investigation of an incident involving Alexandre Premat Car #34 and Tony D'Alberto Car #3 at Turn 15 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

Matters arising from Race 14:

After an investigation of an incident involving Dean Fiore Car #88 and Tim Blanchard Car #17 at Turn 9 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

After an investigation of an incident involving Dean Fiore Car #88 and Maro Engel Car #9 at Turn 12 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

After an investigation into an alleged Breach of the Rules, Jonathan Webb Car #19 exceeded Track Limits to gain an advantage at Turn 4 resulted in no breach of the rules being established.

UPDATE 1: 0930hrs May 18, 2013

The following Competitor/Drivers were fined $500for Late Attendance at Competitor and Drivers Briefing:

  • Scott McLaughlinCar #33
  • Alexandre PrematCar #34
  • Garry RogersMotorsport

Todd Kelly Car #7 was excused from the Competitorand Drivers Briefing due to exceptional circumstances.

Practice– Part 1:

Last Lap time deleted for the following competitorscars for Exceeding Track Limit:

  • Alex Davison Car#18
  • Jonathon WebbCar #19
  • Tim Slade Car#47
  • Shane vanGisbergen Car #97

After an investigation and admission of an incidentinvolving Russell Ingall Car #66 that he failed to Obey Signal (Red Flag) theStewards imposed a $5,000 fine with $3,500 suspended until 31/12/13.

After an investigation of an incident involvingJames Moffat Car #360 and Jonathon Webb Car #19 and an admission of RecklessDriving by James Moffat Car #360 the Stewards imposed a 5 Grid Spot penalty forRace 13.

Practice– Part 2:

Last Lap time deleted for the following competitorscars for Exceeding Track Limit:

  • Lee HoldsworthCar #4 (3 times)
  • Jonathon WebbCar #19
  • David ReynoldsCar #55
  • Tim Slade Car#47 (Twice)
  • Shane vanGisbergen Car #97
  • Craig LowndesCar #888

Practice– Part 3:

Last Lap time deleted for the following competitorscars for Exceeding Track Limit:

  • Jonathon WebbCar #19
  • Tony D’AlbertoCar #3 (3 times)
  • Maro Engel Car#9
  • David ReynoldsCar #55
  • Tim BlanchardCar #17
  • Garth Tander Car#2
  • Jason Bright Car#8
  • Rick Kelly Car#15
  • Russell IngallCar #66
  • Chaz Mostert Car#12

Bad Sportsmanship Flag was displayed to TonyD’Alberto for 3 incidents of Exceeding Track Limit.

Practice– Part 4:

Last Lap time deleted for the following competitorscars for Exceeding Track Limit:

  • James Moffat Car#360
  • Alex Premat Car#34
  • Tim BlanchardCar #17 (Twice)
  • Dean Fiore Car#88
  • Garth Tander Car#2
  • Todd Kelly Car#7
  • David ReynoldsCar #55

Investigations into an alleged careless drivingbreach involving Car #22 James Courtney and Car #97 Shane van Gisbergenresulted in no breach of rules being established.

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