Grid penalty at Laguna for Canapino
Agustin Canapino, the rookie driver for Juncos Hollinger Racing in the NTT IndyCar Series, has been given a six-position grid penalty for changing his engine without approval. Despite this setback, Canapino will have a fresh Chevrolet engine to help him compete for the Rookie of the Year title. The IndyCar rulebook states that a fifth engine can only earn manufacturer points if the team has already used four engines for the full season. Otherwise, any additional engine changes will not earn points and will be considered unapproved. Canapino’s final race of the season will require him to make up ground on the grid due to this penalty.