Officials delayed the start of today's Top 10 Shootout as they deliberated over whether Shane van Gisbergen would be allowed to take part in the session.
According to Rule C15.5.2, “The Limiter must be activated at all times while a Car is moving in Pit Lane.”
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“He was under 40km/h as he entered the lane and he's gently accelerated down the lane and it's crept up to 45-46km/h — he's realised, hit the brake, [and] put the limiter on.
“Obviously that triggers a report, which came in.”
Today's Shootout was delayed by minutes as the decision to allow van Gisbergen into the session was made.
However, officials decided that van Gisbergen would retain his place in the Shootout despite appearing to breach Rule C15.5.2.
“The Stewards are comfortable that Shane did everything he could to catch it and act correctly,” Burgess explained.
“We don't feel it's correct disqualifying him from the top 10 on that basis.
“We needed to do it correctly, we needed to get the 11th person ready in case they were going to be in the 10.
“Took a bit of time, sorry for the delay … He will get told off afterwards.”
Edwards declined to comment when approached by Speedcafe.com following the decision.