On the time, Coulthard appeared to have ensured a two-horse race between Whincup and McLaughlin for the title after his go-slow strategy in the course of the yellow flag ensured an enormous hole between a hard-charging Shane van Gisbergen and the main duo.
Coulthard’s snail’s tempo additionally ensured he averted double stacking, or ready behind his teammate McLaughlin within the pits.
McLaughlin went on to carry out a quick ending van Gisbergen by zero.68 seconds to say the Bathurst crown.
Supercars legend Larry Perkins branded Coulthard’s actions as “disgraceful” on Sunday evening.
Coulthard might face additional sanctions after stewards re-opened the probe however his crew, DJR Staff Penske, dismissed the incident on Sunday evening.
“Look I’m not certain if that made the distinction to who gained the race,” stated American motorsport nice Roger Penske, the bulk proprietor of Coulthard’s crew DJR Staff Penske.
“We will have a look at it and discuss it however it’s secondary as far I’m involved when you concentrate on it.
“Everybody had an opportunity, and the 2 high duelled it out ultimately and the result was what we needed.”
Coulthard’s crew boss Ryan Story insisted there was an issue with overheating within the automotive on the time of the controversy.
Coulthard stated he took it gradual as a result of he was unaware of the situation of the incident which had prompted the protection automotive.
Van Gisbergen clearly wasn’t blissful concerning the incident.
“We received held up within the security automotive by somebody, it made it robust (to win),” stated the Holden star, who’s but to win a Bathurst 1000.
“(However) that automotive (Coulthard) has been the sacrificial lamb all 12 months (for DJR Staff Penske).”