Coulthard confident of appeal win

David Coulthard is hopeful of winning back his six points, after attending his appeal hearing in Paris on yesterday

Coulthard confident of appeal win

The McLaren star will discover the outcome of his appeal against his disqualification from the Brazilian Grand Prix later this morning.

The Scot was stripped of his second place by race stewards after post-race scrutineering deemed his McLaren to have an illegal front wing.

If the appeal is successful, Coulthard will be reinstated into second spot, behind Michael Schumacher.

Speaking to Reuters after the hearing, Coulthard said: ''Obviously we have to wait until tomorrow to find out the outcome but we're very comfortable with the presentation we made."

Speaking outside the headquarters of the French Automobile Club (ACF), Coulthard said the team's argument that the infringement was caused by the bumpy Interlagos track.

He added: ''Obviously I can't go into details but we just put forward the case that led to the car not being within the regulations at the end of the race, when quite clearly it started the race within the regulations, and the unusual circumstances with the very bumpy nature of that track.

''So, hopefully FIA will have a positive ruling. We'd like to think we put forward a strong case but ultimately we have to wait for the decision tomorrow."

The five-strong appeal panel is headed by Belgian Philippe Roberti de Winghe.

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