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The Red Bull Holden Racing Team has been fined $1,500 and docked 30 teams’ championship points following a bungled Jamie Whincup pitstop in Race 29.
Whincup’s car ran over the airhose being held by the right-rear tyre changer as the Holden driver pulled into his pitbox for his compulsory stop.
That ripped the wheel-gun from the mechanic’s hands, delaying the pitstop and triggering an investigation.
Whincup’s seventh-place finishing position and therefore 299-point deficit to Scott McLaughlin in the drivers’ championship are unchanged by the penalty.
However, the points penalty is costly for the Holden squad’s pursuit of Shell V-Power Racing in the teams’ championship.
The Shell team now has a 108-point advantage with one race at The Bend and the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 remaining.
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