Jamie Whincup has been fined $2,000 for failing to return his automobile to pitlane just after getting victory in the NTI Townsville SuperSprint opener, with that fifty percent that determine suspended.
There was confusion write-up-race as Whincup pushed on earlier the conclusion of the 39-laps, with a radio communications failure and not obtaining noticed the chequered flag.
He in the long run passed the chequered flag 2 times and then parked the Purple Bull Holden Racing Crew #88 on the front straight, climbing over the pit wall to be part of podium celebrations.
A stewards report has confirmed a subsequent sanction for the 7-time champion.
“Following a article-race Race Director investigation and an admission by Auto #88, Jamie Whincup, of a breach of the Finish of Race Treatments for Race 19, the Stewards imposed a good of $2,000 on Car or truck #88, Jamie Whincup, $1,000 of which is suspended till 31 December 2020.”
The Conclude of Race Methods are issued to all teams and motorists in advance of each celebration, frequently differing from track to observe.
Whincup defined that his radio had slash out from about lap 15 in the race, the trigger of which is to be investigated by the workforce.
“I was form of traveling blind all the way to the finish there,” he stated.
“I was wanting at the flag marshal, or the starting box, every lap from 10 to go imagining it is 1 far more, no it’s a single extra, no it’s a person much more.
“And then on what was the past lap, the flag marshal, he had the flag in his hand and he was possessing a chat to his mate and the flag by no means came out and I had no comms to say it was the close of the race.
“The only issue that was in my head was my father indicating keep racing until you see the chequered flag.
“Anyway, ultimately obtained the chequered flag the up coming lap, which was apparently lap 40, a lap way too many, and then I nevertheless had no comms so I just took a bit of a guess.
“I recall the [podium] process altering, I try to remember [the first] Darwin we had been in pitlane, there was a little bit of an uproar about COVID and whatnot so they adjusted it to out on the monitor away from as a lot of people as probable, so that was in my head.
“I assumed it have to be on the grid once more, that is the norm, but they resolved to alter it back again to in pitlane.”
Whincup mentioned he and the staff will debrief the condition to improved cope with this sort of a circumstance in long run.
“That’s the disappointing thing, we didn’t realise, effectively [engineer David] Cauchi did not realise till I was basically heading flat out on the lap after the finish that I did not have comms,” he reported.
“We ought to have picked that up substantially before, like we’d completed 25 laps or so without comms.
“So that is the disappointing bit, that’s what we will debrief tonight to make guaranteed we do a much better career of that tomorrow.”
With his Race 19 win, Whincup shut to within 141 details of collection chief Scott McLaughlin.