Stewards hand down Adelaide penalties
Stewards have handed down a number of penalties and determinations regarding incidents in the opening two races of the Supercars season at the Adelaide 500.
Garth Tander was hit with a post-race time penalty for his part in setting off a chain reaction which caused Cameron Waters to spin at Turn 9 on Lap 55 of Race 1.
The Garry Rogers Motorsport driver had made contact with the rear of Craig Lowndes’ Commodore, causing Lowndes to slide into Waters and turn the #6 Falcon around.
In a matter which was finalised on the following day, Tander was found guilty of Careless Driving and issued a five second time penalty.
The sanction saw him fall from 11th to 16th in the Race 1 classification, resulting in a loss of 15 championship points.
Nissan Motorsport’s Simona de Silvestro was not sanctioned regarding the incident which saw Tim Blanchard hit the wall at the Turn 8 sweeper four laps later.
Television footage suggested that the Nissan Motorsport driver may have made contact with the rear of Blanchard’s Commodore, but the Deputy Race Director “determined that the matter did not warrant referral to the Stewards.”
Erebus Motorsport was slapped with a $3,000 fine and loss of 30 teams’ championship points for beginning to refuel Anton de Pasquale’s Commodore before all four wheels had been raised off the ground in Race 1.
While there were no matters referred to post-race investigation after Race 2, Mark Winterbottom and his Tickford Racing boss Tim Edwards were left furious about a drive-through penalty handed down for kerb overuse at Senna Chicane.
Results: Race 1, Adelaide 500 Updated
|1||97||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Shane van Gisbergen||Holden Commodore ZB||78||1:56:18.6539|
|2||25||Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing||James Courtney||Holden Commodore ZB||78||1:56:19.8763|
|3||17||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Scott McLaughlin||Ford Falcon FG/X||78||1:56:22.0848|
|4||9||Erebus Penrite Racing||David Reynolds||Holden Commodore ZB||78||1:56:23.1329|
|5||5||The Bottle-O Racing Team||Mark Winterbottom||Ford Falcon FG/X||78||1:56:25.4032|
|6||1||Red Bull Holden Racing Team||Jamie Whincup||Holden Commodore ZB||78||1:56:26.3202|
|7||55||Supercheap Auto Racing||Chaz Mostert||Ford Falcon FG/X||78||1:56:28.1236|
|8||230||Milwaukee Racing||Will Davison||Ford Falcon FG/X||78||1:56:28.9708|
|9||888||Autobarn Lowndes Racing||Craig Lowndes||Holden Commodore ZB||78||1:56:29.5792|
|10||2||Mobil 1 Boost Mobile Racing||Scott Pye||Holden Commodore ZB||78||1:56:31.9581|
|11||8||Blackwoods Racing||Nick Percat||Holden Commodore ZB||78||1:56:35.5563|
|12||18||Preston Hire Racing||Lee Holdsworth||Holden Commodore ZB||78||1:56:35.5702|
|13||14||Freightliner Racing||Tim Slade||Holden Commodore ZB||78||1:56:37.1109|
|14||23||Nissan Motorsport||Michael Caruso||Nissan Altima||78||1:56:38.8119|
|15||6||Monster Energy Racing||Cameron Waters||Ford Falcon FG/X||78||1:56:39.6674|
|16||33||Wilson Security Racing GRM||Garth Tander||Holden Commodore ZB||78||1:56:39.9899|
|17||7||Nissan Motorsport||Andre Heimgartner||Nissan Altima||78||1:56:46.1954|
|18||78||Team Harvey Norman||Simona de Silvestro||Nissan Altima||78||1:56:47.9309|
|19||99||Erebus Racing||Anton De Pasquale||Holden Commodore ZB||77||1:56:41.6759|
|20||19||Tekno Autosports||Jack Le Brocq||Holden Commodore ZB||77||1:56:50.5783|
|21||12||Shell V-Power Racing Team||Fabian Coulthard||Ford Falcon FG/X||75||1:57:00.8076|
|22||35||Bigmate Racing||Todd Hazelwood||Ford Falcon FG/X||75||1:57:16.9960|
|23||15||Nissan Motorsport||Rick Kelly||Nissan Altima||65||1:56:48.4100|
|DNF||56||Tickford Racing||Richie Stanaway||Ford Falcon FG/X||77||1:55:23.1554|
|DNF||21||CoolDrive Racing||Tim Blanchard||Holden Commodore ZB||58||1:25:28.0918|
|DNF||34||Wilson Security Racing GRM||James Golding||Holden Commodore ZB||55||1:18:44.5268|