BMW respect FIA's decision
|Tuesday, July 25th 2006, 13:23 GMT|
The BMW-Sauber team have said they respect the FIA's decision to ban the innovative nose wings used at the French Grand Prix.
Although the German team got the approval to race them in France, the FIA has banned them ahead of the German Grand Prix this weekend, saying they may interfere with the driver's vision.
Although the team believe their wings were within the rules, BMW said they respected the FIA's decision.
"We presented the vertical wings on the cars' nose to the FIA prior to the first test," said BMW motorsport boss Mario Theissen in a statement.
"The cars with the wings passed scrutineering in Magny-Cours. Especially in terms of aerodynamics, it is all about increasing efficiency by continuous development and continuously finding new solutions.
"The vertical wings obviously presented a new aero solution within the rules. We, however, respect the FIA's decision to ban such elements. The knowledge we gained from this will be included in our future development programmes."