IndyCar Detroit cheating report

INDYCAR, the sanctioning body of the IZOD IndyCar Series, announced today penalties following the June 1-2 races at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park.

The No. 16 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing entry driven by James Jakes was fined a total of $10,000 for violating Rule and Both violations were found during post-qualifying inspection for Race 1. The team was fined $5,000 for each violation. (Rear Wing): The rear wing mainplane must be set at 0.0 degrees plus or minus 0.50 degrees. (Rear Wing): The mainplane trailing edge height, as measured from the chassis reference plane, is 28.060 inches plus or minus 0.050 inches.

Drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Will Power have been placed on probation for the remainder of the 2013 INDYCAR season for violating Rule during Race 2. Power was penalized for improper actions toward a fellow competitor after contact during Race 2, and Bourdais was penalized for comments made toward Officials on pit road after Race 2. (Improper Conduct): Using improper, profane, or disparaging language or gestures in reference to Officials, Members or actions or situations connected in any way with INDYCAR, the IZOD IndyCar Series or any event.

In addition, driver Sebastian Saavedra was fined $30,000 for violating Rule after making an improper gesture toward a fellow competitor after contact during Race 1. Because of the public display of these actions, Saavedra will be able to work off the fine by making a series of public appearances on behalf of INDYCAR throughout the remainder of the season.

Members may contest the imposition of the penalty pursuant to the procedures and timelines detailed in the protest and appeal procedures of the IZOD IndyCar Series rulebook.

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