McLaren breaks curfew in Barcelona
10 May 2013 – McLaren broke the curfew regulation at the Circuit de Catalunya on Thursday night, governing body the FIA has confirmed. Personnel, closely linked to the running of the MP4-28 chassis, were working in the paddock during the eight-hour shutdown phase, with an array of upgrades being brought to the Barcelona venue this weekend.
As the outfit had not previously broken the curfew in 2013, no penalties will be applied, but team members have just one more allowance for the remainder of the campaign.
The full FIA statement reads:
Last night team personnel of the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team, who are associated with the operation of the car, were within the confines of the circuit during the eight hour period which commenced at 23:00 on 09 May, eleven hours before the scheduled start time of P1 and ends three hours before the scheduled start time of P1 at 07:00 on 10 May.
This was the first of the two individual exceptions permitted for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team during the 2013 Formula One Championship season and therefore no action should be taken.