Trummer and Richelmi issued with 20 second time penalties
Driver penalties imposed after Sepang Feature Race
Following the Feature Race in Sepang at the opening round of the season, a number of penalties were imposed on the drivers:
Simon Trummer (Arden International) and Stephane Richelmi (Trident Racing) were both issued with 20 second time penalites following the conclusion of the race after stewards found both competitors guilty of causing a collision. Their punishment was a drive through penalty but since the race had already come to an end, a time penalty was added to their overall result.
Richelmi originally finished P18 and thus drops to P20, Trummer ended P21 and with the time penalty imposed, finishes P23.
Barwa Addax was also fined 1,500 Euros after the team made an unsafe release at the pitstop for Johnny Cecotto which resulted in the loss of one rear wheel ontp the track.
Nigel Melker served his punishment during the race with a stop/go penalty after team personnel from Ocean Racing Technology were still present on the grid after the 15 second signal was given.