IndyCar: Race-winning KVSH team penalized after Milwaukee

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The Verizon IndyCar Series has issued penalties in the wake of Sunday’s Wisconsin 250 at the Milwaukee Mile. The most noteworthy penalty is the one levied against the winning team. Sebastien Bourdais’ No. 11 Chevrolet was found have been too light in post-race inspection and the KVSH team was fined $5,000.

Bourdais led 118 laps on the way to his second win of 2015.

Bourdais’ car violated rule 14.3.1.1, which states “The minimum weight shall include all lubricants, coolants and camera or dummy camera housings. Fuel, Driver and the Driver equivalency weight are excluded.”

The remaining penalties are below.

• Chevrolet received a deduction of 20 manufacturer points and Honda a deduction of 100 manufacturer points for engines that did not attain their life cycle during The Milwaukee Mile race weekend. According to Rule 10.6.4.3, 20 manufacturer points are deducted for an engine that fails to reach its 2,500-mile life cycle. The Chevrolet engine on the No. 4 KV Racing Technology entry and the Honda engines on the No. 7 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, Nos. 18 and 19 Dale Coyne Racing and Nos. 25 and 27 Andretti Autosport entries did not reach their life cycle minimum before being changed out.

Following the adjustments, Chevrolet has 1,213 manufacturer points for the season and Honda has 899.