Bobby Rahal furious over team's 3-car 'improper conduct' penalty: 'Like what Roger's team did?'
Bobby Rahal was taken aback by stiff penalties to his team's cars for what IndyCar deemed “improper conduct” during an Indy 500 practice session.The No. 15, 30 and 45 cars will be forced to miss the first 30 minutes of Fast Friday practice after they drove three-wide slowly down the front-stretch of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a photo opportunity during the opening minute of Thursday’s practice. The move inadvertently caused small contact between Colton Herta and Scott McLaughlin behind them at the start of the straight when the Team Penske driver noticed the slow-up in front of him and pulled up himself, along with Paretta Autosport’s Simona de Silvestro.
The French Open warned four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka that if she continues to avoid the media that she "would be exposing herself to possible further Code of Conduct infringement consequences."
Osaka, the No. 2 seed at the tournament, did not speak after her match in the first round on Sunday, a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win over Patricia Maria Tig. She was promptly fined $15,000.
"Naomi Osaka today chose not to honour her contractual media obligations. The Roland-Garros referee has therefore issued her a $15,000 fine, in keeping with article III H. of the Code of Conduct," the French Open said.
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Naomi Osaka of Japan serves in the women's single's match against Jarmila Wolfe of Australia during day two of the 2016 Hobart International at the Domain Tennis Centre on January 11, 2016 in Hobart, Australia.
Naomi Osaka of Japan reaches for a forehand against Madison Keys of the United States in a women's semi-final match on day eleven of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 6, 2018.
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Naomi Osaka, Billy Jean King, and Serena Williams before the women's final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 8, 2018.
Naomi Osaka of Japan wins a point against Serena Williams of the USA in the women's final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 8, 2018.
Naomi Osaka of Japan (left) cries as Serena Williams of the USA comforts her after the crowd booed during the trophy ceremony following the womenÕs final on day thirteen of the 2018 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 8, 2018.
From left, Naomi Osaka of Japan, Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Serena Williams of the United States, and Roger Federer of Switzerland participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony on new stadium court at Hard Rock Stadium prior to play in the first round of the Miami Open at Miami Open Tennis Complex on March 20, 2019.
Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a backhand during her ladies singles second round match against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus during Day five of the 2019 French Open at Roland Garros on May 30, 2019 in Paris, France.
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Naomi Osaka celebrates as she speaks with French former tennis player Fabrice Santoro, after winning against Belarus' Victoria Azarenka during their women's singles second round match on day five of The Roland Garros 2019 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on May 30, 2019.
Naomi Osaka walks onto the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium to face Coco Gauff of the United States in the third round on day six of the 2019 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 31, 2019.
Naomi Osaka of Japan prepares to walk onto the court wearing a mask with the name of Ahmaud Arbery prior to her match on day five of the 2020 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Sept. 4, 2020. Osaka became known for her masks honoring victims of police brutality in the US.
Japan's Naomi Osaka signs autographs for fans after beating Serena Williams of the US in their women's singles semi-final match on day eleven of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on February 18, 2021.
This hand out photo released by the Tennis Australia on February 20, 2021 shows Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup trophy after her women's singles final match against Jennifer Brady of the US on day thirteen of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY Sports: French Open fines Naomi Osaka $15,000 for not speaking at tournament, warns of further consequences
IndyCar Detroit Belle Isle doubleheader: How to watch, start times, live streaming info .
After a two-year absence, the NTT IndyCar Series will return to Belle Isle Raceway in Detroit this weekend for a Saturday-Sunday doubleheader schedule of start times. There are 25 entries for each race as Santino Ferrucci was added this week in a third car for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing after his sixth place in the Indy 500. Jimmie Johnson (No. 48 Dallara-Honda for Chip Ganassi Racing) and Romain Grosjean (No. 51 for Dale Coyne Racing) will return in Detroit after missing the Indianapolis 500.