Fourmaux and Coria fined and reprimanded for skipping the podium ceremony

The stewards of Rally Finland gave to Adrien Fourmaux and Alex Coria a fine and a reprimand as they left from the finish line of Powerstage without permission and did not attend the podium ceremony.

The French crew left the finish holding area at Himos without permission and without attending the podium ceremony meaning that they breached three articles. Coria explained to the stewards that he had instructed Fourmaux to approach TC22A to leave the holding area because in the time card, next to the actual start time, it was written "Maximum Time 30 min". As concerns the “Maximum time 30 min” written in the Time Card next to the actual Start time of SS22, this was not the target time to reach TC22A as understood by the co-driver of car No. 26 but, as stipulated in Art. 12.15 of the Supplementary Regulations, it was the maximum time for the Power Stage, from the start to the flying finish and not to TC22A. Considering all these, the stewards believe that this incident had a negative impact on the event, therefore they decided to give them a reprimand and a fine of 1.000 euros. In addition to that, M-Sport Ford has to pay a fine of 2.000 euros for this infringement.

Read below the stewards' decision:

Photo Credits: M-Sport

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