BAR Surprised by FIA Decision

BAR have expressed their surprise at the decision to re-examine the legality of Jenson Button's car at the San Marino Grand Prix, after the FIA announced on Monday that they were appealing the stewards' decision to leave the car in the results

BAR Surprised by FIA Decision

The third-placed finishing BAR 007 was found to be under the 600kg minimum weight limit after its fuel and fluids were taken out post-event, although an explanation by the team claiming that it was above the weight limit at all times of the race was accepted by the stewards who decided not to exclude the car.

That decision will now be the subject of an FIA Court of Appeal hearing in Paris on May 4, where any evidence that the car was outside of the regulations during the race will likely result in the car being disqualified.

A statement issued by BAR on Monday declared, however, that the team were confident they had not done anything illegal.

"BAR Honda is therefore surprised that the FIA has decided to appeal against decision number 49, which was taken by FIA-appointed stewards," said the statement.

Team boss Nick Fry added: "BAR Honda will provide the same rigorous data presented to the stewards last night and is confident that it can prove once again that the car was fully compliant with the FIA Technical Regulations throughout the San Marino Grand Prix."

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