Force India fined for another tyre mix-up

The Force India Formula One team were fined 5,000 euros (USD 6,524) at the Hungarian Grand Prix for muddling up their tyres for the second time in two race weekends.

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2010, 00:33 AM IST

Budapest: The Force India Formula One team were fined 5,000 euros (USD 6,524) at the Hungarian Grand Prix for muddling up their tyres for the second time in two race weekends.

Stewards said in a statement that reserve driver Paul di Resta, standing in for Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi in the first practice session, had been sent out with a set of tyres reserved for Saturday and Sunday use only.
Force India were reprimanded at last weekend`s German Grand Prix after they mixed up the tyres on Liuzzi`s and German team mate Adrian Sutil`s cars.

In that race, both men went out with a mixture of super-soft and hard tyres after their allocations were muddled up.

Sutil had said earlier at the Hungaroring that he was confident the matter had been addressed within the team.
"We spoke about, we had a meeting about it," he told reporters. "I think there are quite a few things to improve and we are aware of that.

"We hope it is never going to happen again."

Bureau Report