JULY 29, 2000

Fisichella fined $5,000 for qualifying error

ITALIAN Giancarlo Fisichella has been fined $5,000 (dollars) by German Grand Prix race stewards after failing to stop at the weighing area after his first run in qualifying.

The Benetton driver, who returned to the pits after a spin on his first quick lap, has been allowed to keep his third place on the grid.