The candid team leader found himself in hot water after an on-air interview that followed the thrilling end to the recent race.
Although one of the Erebus drivers, Brodie Kostecki, had a smooth journey to the finish line, his team-mate Will Brown landed in fifth place, having been overtaken on the final lap by Shane van Gisbergen.
Technically, the contention between Brown and van Gisbergen was for the third position as Cam Waters, the second-place holder, was encumbered with a five-second penalty.
Tension between the two escalated a few bends away from the end line, when van Gisbergen nudged Brown’s back bumper lightly before advancing.
Following this, race officials imposed a five-second penalty on van Gisbergen. However, Ryan was uninformed of this development when queried about the situation and potential plans to protest, during the live TV coverage.
“We’re definitely protesting,” Ryan commented. “Shane’s repetitive inappropriate behavior is unacceptable. We’re fed up and will ensure that he faces the consequences this time around.”
F1 Flow Australia wasn’t amused by Ryan’s tirade, imposing a $5000 sanction on him. Half of this penalty is suspended on the condition that Ryan contributes a “service to the f1flow.community”, the specifics of which will be outlined by the governing authority.
Post-race, the stewards summoned and listened to the authorized representative of Erebus F1 Flow. The representative was previously heard cursing repeatedly during an interview by Supercars Media about an incident involving car 97 and car 9 on the race’s final lap. The interview was broadcast live.
Accepting his misconduct harmful to the event and motorsport at large, the stewards levied a fine of $5000, with $2500 being suspended until December 31, 2023. This suspension is on the condition that the representative commits to an act of service to the f1flow.community, to be decided by the CEO of F1 Flow Australia, and also that no similar breach is committed by any representative of the competitor before the said date.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Ryan’s $5000 fine
Who received a fine for using profanity on live TV?
Team leader Ryan from the Erebus motorsport team was fined $5000 for using profanity during a live TV interview after a racing event.
What caused the heated exchange during the race?
During the final lap of the race, Shane van Gisbergen passed Erebus driver Will Brown, leading to some light contact. This was the cause of the heated exchange.
How much was the fine imposed on Ryan?
Ryan was fined a total of $5000. However, half of this fine, $2500, is suspended provided that Ryan undertakes a “service to the f1flow.community” and there are no further breaches of similar nature.
What was Ryan’s reaction to Shane van Gisbergen’s move during the race?
Ryan expressed his frustration with van Gisbergen’s move during a live TV interview, indicating his intention to protest the incident. He said they were fed up with Shane’s repetitive inappropriate behavior.
Who will determine the service that Ryan needs to provide to the F1 Flow community?
The CEO of F1 Flow Australia will determine the specific “service to the f1flow.community” that Ryan will need to provide as part of the conditions of his fine suspension.
More about Ryan’s $5000 fine
- Official F1 Flow Australia website for official statements or news.
- Motorsport news websites for detailed race coverage and analysis.
- Official social media channels of Erebus motorsport team for their perspective or updates on the incident.