The penalty was issued to the team after a pit-stop infringement whereby an unauthorised wing adjustment was performed on the Supercheap Auto-backed Mercedes-AMG GT. The change is only permitted when the vehicle was pushed behind the pit wall into the team garage.
“Really disappointed in myself for that one,” said Triple Eight Team Manager Mark Dutton.
“We knew it just before unfortunately, but it's definitely on us … we put our hand up because we misread the rules!
“[We] Got a bit excited on finding out the best way to tune the car and service it and forgot that we can't have any of those tools doing any work in the pitlane.”
“So you can see on the TV we adjusted the wing. To do that the proper way is to bring the car into the garage, we did it outside. We just served our penalty.”