During the incident-packed race that saw several drivers either retire or drop down the order, both BMW Motorsport’s Bruno Spengler and Robert Wickens were issued penalties for the following accidents that occurred.
The 2012 Champion, who came together with Mercedes-Benz’s Daniel Juncadella just 11 laps left to go, which saw the Spaniard hit the wall at the Motodrom, has been issued with a unique penalty, which will be mandated by the DMSB in due course.
Spengler has been informed that he will be required to “accomplish three hours of work of public interest,” which is in compliance with the International Sporting Code Article 12.3.1.c. However, his race result is not affected, as he finished 13th. However, Spengler can appeal under Article 12.2.3.b if required.
Robert Wickens was given a post-race thirty second time penalty for his incident with Augusto Farfus. This replaced the initial drive-through that the Canadian was issued by the DMSB. He now drops from ninth in the overall standings to twelfth overall, and provided his own opinion on the matter via Twitter, when it comes to penalties:
“I’d definitely take some community service as my penalty instead of what was just handed to me. #brunospengler #consistency”
The incidents involving Joey Hand and Edoardo Mortara, as well as the last lap incident for Vitaly Petrov and Adrien Tambay were declared as requiring “no further action” by the Stewards, after the video footage was examined.