Stewards have handed Simona de Silvestro a points penalty for a clash with Jack Le Brocq in Race 3 of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship at Albert Park.
The Nissan Motorsport driver has been docked 25 points for turning around Tekno Autosports’ Le Brocq at Turn 15.
De Silvestro lunged down the inside of Richie Stanaway but misjudged the corner and speared into Le Brocq, sending car #19 into a spin.
The incident forced De Silvestro into retirement while Le Brocq recovered to finish in 20th position.
“Following a post-race DRD investigation and an admission by Car #78, Simona De Silvestro, of a breach of Schedule B2, Article 2.1.1 (Careless Driving –contact with Car #19 at Turn 15 in Race 3), the Stewards imposed the penalty of the Loss of 25 2018 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship points on Car #78, Simona De Silvestro,” read the stewards’ report.
De Silvestro, who will start today’s two races from 20th and 18th, sits 23rd in the points standings having started the weekend in 16th spot.
Drivers’ championship Updated
|1||Shane van Gisbergen||380|
|17||Anton De Pasquale||142|
|21||Jack Le Brocq||114|
|23||Simona de Silvestro||77|