George Russell and Yuki Tsunoda were hit by Monaco Grand Prix stewards after exceeding the speed limit in the pit lane during second practice.
Mercedes was fined a small €100 fine after Russell reached 60.2km/h, which is 0.2km/h above the duchy limit – which is less than most circuits on the calendar due to the tight, restrictive nature pit lane.
The stewards’ report read: “Car 63 (Russell) exceeded the pit lane speed limit which is set at 60 km/h for this event by 0.2 km/h.”
But Tsunoda received an official warning from the stewards for not lowering his speed below the limit, as he was found to be driving at 76.2 km/h – 16.2 km/h over the limit.
Japanese driver Tsunoda was returning to his garage with a damaged front left of his car as well as a flat rear left tire after contact with the inner barrier at Nouvelle Chicane.
The more flagrant breach of the limit also resulted in a higher fine for his team AlphaTauri, a team from Faenza, set back by €1,000.
“Car 22 (Tsunoda) exceeded the pit lane speed limit set at 60 km/h and 16.2 km/h. The car was entering the pits after hitting a barrier at Turn 11, and stewards feared that it was potentially dangerous to exceed the pit lane speed by more than 10 mph when the unknown damage to the car occurred.
“The driver admitted that he had not activated the pit speed limiter and understood the potential of the situation. The stewards issued a warning in addition to the ticket.”