Sébastien Loeb penalised after incident with Yvan Muller
Sébastien Loeb has been penalized with a post-race drive through after his incident with team-mate Yvan Muller in Shanghai, which forced the 2013 champion to retire.
The accident happened on the second lap of Race 2, when both Citroën’s Frenchmen were pushing hard to charge through the field. At the hairpin Loeb clipped the right rear of Muller’s Citroën C-Elysée, damaging the suspension in the process.
As usual with post-race drive throughs, the penalty has been converted into an extra 30 seconds added to his total time. Loeb, who had finished in fourth, is therefore kicked out of the points, with Norbert Michelisz inheriting fourth making it a 1-2-4 for Honda.
James Thompson inherits 10th for Lada and scores the only point for the Russian manufacturer in Beijing.