McLaren now focused on points after Lewis Hamilton loses Spanish GP pole
|By Jonathan Noble||Saturday, May 12th 2012, 18:04 GMT|
McLaren says its focus now is on scoring as many points as possible in the Spanish Grand Prix, after accepting the stewards' decision to demote Lewis Hamilton to the back of the grid.
Hamilton was stripped of his pole position after the FIA ruled that he had breached the rules in not returning to the pits after completing his qualifying lap.
The stewards who discussed the matter did not accept that a team error, which meant not enough fuel went in to Hamilton's car prior to his final run in Q3, was grounds for force majeure.
When asked by AUTOSPORT for a reaction to the stewards' decision, a McLaren spokesman said: "We accept that the stewards did not agree with our interpretation of force majeure. Our aim is now to maximise the points we can score tomorrow."