Stewards Impose Suspended Fine on Haas after Nico Hulkenberg Pit Incident
Nico Hulkenberg, who qualified in fourth place for the Sprint race in Austria, faced an investigation by the stewards due to a pit incident during the session. The Haas driver accidentally hit his just-removed left-front tire in the pits while exiting his pit box after a mechanic had placed it on the ground near his car.
The stewards reviewed the incident and heard from a representative from Haas, ultimately deciding to impose a suspended fine of €5000 on the team. The fine will not be enforced unless there is a further unsafe release from the pits between now and the end of the season at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.