Sébastien Loeb has been given a post-race thirty second penalty after contact with Citroën team-mate Yvan Muller in the second World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) race in Shanghai, dropping him from fourth to 12th.
Loeb hit fellow Frenchman Muller at the hairpin on the second lap of the race whilst trying to pass for fifth position. However the two C-Elysée drivers made contact and Loeb clipped the right-rear wheel of Muller’s car, immediately breaking his suspension.
The race stewards deemed that Loeb was at fault for the incident, handing him a post-race drive-through penalty which has been applied as a 30-second time penalty, dropping him out of the points to 12th.
The move was crucial in the championship fight, resulting in leader José María López opening up a huge 93-point lead thanks to Muller’s non-score.
Revised top ten result
|1||25||TC1||Mehdi BENNANI||Proteam Racing||Honda Civic WTCC||14||26:21.882||1:51.631||1|
|2||18||TC1||Tiago MONTEIRO||Castrol Honda WTC Team||Honda Civic WTCC||14||2.59||1:51.916||5|
|3||37||TC1||José María LÓPEZ||Citroën Total WTCC||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||14||4.041||1:52.406||10|
|4||5||TC1||Norbert MICHELISZ||Zengő Motorsport||Honda Civic WTCC||14||13.976||1:52.547||7|
|5||33||TC1||MA Qing Hua||Citroën Total WTCC||Citroën C-Elysée WTCC||14||14.416||1:52.921||9|
|6||4||TC1||Tom CORONEL||ROAL Motorsport||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||14||21.725||1:52.560||11|
|7||3||TC1||Tom CHILTON||ROAL Motorsport||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||14||22.933||1:53.112||3|
|8||7||TC1||Hugo VALENTE||Campos Racing||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||14||27.276||1:52.576||2|
|9||98||TC1||Dušan BORKOVIĆ||NIS Petrol by Campos Racing||Chevrolet RML Cruze TC1||14||27.855||1:52.504||12|
|10||11||TC1||James THOMPSON||LADA Sport||LADA Granta 1.6T||14||28.028||1:53.412||20|