Williams fined for wheel issue in FP2

By on Friday, October 25, 2013
Williams F1 Team

Williams F1 Team

Williams has been fined 60,000 Euros after a wheel nut detached from Pastor Maldonado's car during second practice for the Indian Grand Prix

The team was fined for a similar offence in Japan, although in India the wheel did not fall off the car.

'The stewards noted that in this case the wheel had been retained on the car and that the cross threading of the wheel fastener contributed to the fastener coming off the car', read the report.

'Whilst the stewards accept that improvements to the wheel retaining system had been implemented, the team need to ensure that both the wheel and its fastener are fully retained on the car.'

'The stewards decide that a fine of 60,000 Euro is the most appropriate penalty in this case taking into account that this was the second offence, but on this occasion the wheel was retained.'

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