Alexander Rossi and Andretti Autosport have been fined $25,000 and 20 driver and entrant points for a rules infraction post victory in last weekend’s Gallagher Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.
The victory was Rossi’s first since 2019 at Road America – a total of 49 races.
INDYCAR officials cited the infraction as follows:
- Rule 126.96.36.199. The minimum weight shall include the car in ready-to-compete condition excluding Driver, Driver Equivalency Weight, fuel and drink bottle content.
- Rule 188.8.131.52.1. Minimum weight for Road/Street Events – will be 1700 pounds.
“From a sporting perspective, the car met minimum requirements,” said INDYCAR President Jay Frye. “From a technical perspective, the way they achieved the weight is not allowed. To meet minimum weight, the drink bottle and its contents were used as car ballast, which is not permitted and why the team is being fined and penalized.”
Rossi retains the victory despite the penalty.
The 20 point reduction drops the Californian from eighth to ninth in the series title hunt and elevates Arrow McLaren SP’s Felix Rosenqvist to eighth.