FIA: Minardi injunction withdrawn
The sport's governing body, the FIA, has revealed that Minardi has withdrawn its injunction that was keeping its hopes of racing in this weekend's Australian Grand Prix alive.

Race stewards had earlier rejected Minardi's bid to compete with 2004 cars that do not conform to new aerodynamics regulations, but team boss Paul Stoddart had taken his case to the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Following its request for an early court hearing, an FIA spokesman has said Minardi has withdrawn its complaint.

"Without the FIA's knowledge and without the opportunity for the FIA to participate in the proceedings, Minardi sought an injunction from the Supreme Court of Victoria," said an FIA spokesman. "The FIA immediately sought leave for an early hearing to present the facts to the Court before any of the Saturday sessions could take place. We have since been informed that Minardi has unconditionally withdrawn its complaint to the Court."



Stoddart had earlier claimed that Minardi had "an absolutely watertight case". Stay tuned for further developments.
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