Petrov handed fine for pit lane speeding
29 July 2012 – Caterham's Vitaly Petrov has been ordered to pay a fine of 1,000 euros (£782.80) after speeding in the pit lane at the Hungaroring on Saturday afternoon. The offence, committed in qualifying, has no bearing on the Russian's grid position.
In a bid to further improve safety, officials have dropped the previous pit lane limit of 100 km/h down to 60 km/h at certain venues this season. Petrov was found to be travelling 4.8 mk/h quicker than permitted, a breach of Article 30.12 of the regulations.
Petrov will start Sunday's 70-lap Grand Prix from 20th position, joining team-mate and former Hungarian winner Heikki Kovalainen on the tenth row of the grid.