Rossi led 44 of the 85 laps, to rating his eighth occupation IndyCar seize and his first in extra than three years.
On the opposite hand, following post-bustle technical inspection final Saturday, the #27 Andretti Autosport-Honda used to be learned to dangle reached minimum weight in a technique now now not allowed by the IndyCar rulebook.
Rule 22.214.171.124. states that the minimum weight shall encompass the automotive in ready-to-compete situation excluding Driver, Driver Equivalency Weight, gasoline and drink bottle converse material. Rule 126.96.36.199.1. states that minimum weight for motorway/avenue route events is 1700 pounds.
“From a wearing standpoint, the automotive met minimum requirements,” mentioned IndyCar president Jay Frye. “From a technical standpoint, the vogue [Andretti Autosport] finished the burden is now now not allowed.
“To meet minimum weight, the drink bottle and its contents had been used as automotive ballast, which is now now not permitted and why the team is being fined and penalized.”
As a kill result, IndyCar has fined Andretti Autosport $25,000 and penalized the team 20 entrant/driver aspects.
That cuts Rossi’s aspects tally from 298 to 278 – in tell that his aspects deficit to championship leader, Crew Penske-Chevrolet’s Will Energy, is 153 with easiest four rounds final. It also scheme Rossi slips from ninth to 11th in the championship, in tell that Colton Herta is now Andretti Autosport-Honda’s high-ranked competitor in ninth with 285 aspects. Their teammates Romain Grosjean and Devlin DeFrancesco sit down in 14th and 23rd respectively.
Despite the fact that IndyCar mentioned that “individuals would possibly per chance furthermore just contest the imposition of the penalties detailed in the review and enchantment procedures of the NTT IndyCar Sequence rulebook,” team COO Expend Edwards instructed Motorsport.com that Andretti Autosport accepts the penalty.
Rossi will seemingly be departing Michael Andretti’s squad at season’s pause to hitch Arrow McLaren SP-Chevrolet because it expands to 3 cars. Rossi, who executed in some scheme three of the IndyCar championship in 2018 and ’19, will seemingly be changed at AA by contemporary IndyCar rookie, 2021 Indy Lights champion Kyle Kirkwood.
Herta, Grosjean and DeFrancesco will dwell in the #26, #28 and #29 cars respectively.