The Swiss-based Formula One team, once a consistent midfield
presence, are in a sorry state this season without a single
point in eight races.
Their chances of scoring at the Red Bull Ring disappeared when
Mexican Esteban Gutierrez was released from his first pitstop
before a wheel nut had been secured - an error that brought him
a 10-second stop and go penalty.
The order to stop was mistakenly sent to the team's other
driver, Adrian Sutil, who was on track and obeyed. He continued
once the error became apparent but by then the damage was done.
"What we delivered today is inexcusable," said head of track
engineering Giampaolo Dall'Ara.
"The mistakes at the pit stop spoiled our race. Procedures were
not adhered to. As a result we stopped the wrong car on the
track. Adrian, who was out on the track, was stopped by a radio
communication which was simply a huge mistake."
(Writing by Alan Baldwin, editing by Tony Goodson)
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