Whincup fined $3k for burnout at F1

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Whincup fined $3k for burnout at F1

A burnout in celebration of his race win at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix has cost V8 Supercars star Jamie Whincup $3000.

The six-time champion was fined for breaching end-of-race procedures by laying down some rubber on the Albert Park circuit following Saturday’s sprint.

Drivers were reportedly told not to perform burnouts at the non-championship event, perhaps for fear of ruining the track for the main event.

But that didn’t matter to Whincup, who unleashed his Holden Commodore on the outside of turn 15.

Reigning champion Mark Winterbottom was controversially fined at Sandown last year for doing a burnout on the front straight following his win.

Stewards also punished Nissan’s Dale Wood for making contact with Jason Bright’s Holden in the third race of the weekend.

He copped a five grid spot penalty for the final sprint on Sunday.

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