The Toro Rosso team has been summoned to the stewards after it was found that Carlos Sainz’s STR12 had a damaged wheel tether.
A statement from the FIA read:
“During initial scrutineering car number 55 was found to have a damaged wheel tether. The scrutineers made the team Scuderia Toro Rosso aware of this and asked the team to replace it.
“The team refused to follow the instructions of the scrutineers and therefore the technical delegate checked the damaged tether himself and found that the tether was not only damaged but also several cut fibres were knotted together.
“Therefore the team was aware of the damaged tether and presented the car in an unsafe condition for scrutineering.”
In attempting to enter the damaged car the team was in breach of Article 12.1.1.b of the FIA’s sporting code.