Exclusive: Fisichella Hopeful Ahead of Friday Meeting

Italian Giancarlo Fisichella says he is hopeful he will be named the winner of last Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix after the FIA announced today the results will be reviewed next Friday.

Exclusive: Fisichella Hopeful Ahead of Friday Meeting

Italian Giancarlo Fisichella says he is hopeful he will be named the winner of last Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix after the FIA announced today the results will be reviewed next Friday.

"I know that the evidence my team has supplied to the FIA is identical to the one which is with the FIA now," Fisichella told Atlas F1. "So I am looking forward to the decision on Friday. I am very hopeful of the outcome. But this time, I hope that they won't take it away from me again.

"You can be sure Atlas F1 readers will be reading all about my feelings during that exciting race at Interlagos in my next column next week (16 April)."

Formula One's ruling body said the Brazilian Grand Prix stewards will meet in Paris on Friday to review the results of the controversial race. McLaren driver Kimi Raikkonen was awarded the victory after the race was stopped on what appeared to be lap 55 following a huge crash by Spaniard Fernando Alonso.

Jordan driver Fisichella was the leader at that stage. Under a countback procedure Raikkonen was declared the winner because he had been in front two laps before the Interlagos race was stopped.

However, it now appears that Fisichella, who led from the 54th lap, had in fact started his 56th lap when the race was red-flagged.

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