FIA to Appeal Decision on Button's Car

BAR could still lose Jenson Button's podium finish from the San Marino Grand Prix, after motor racing's governing body announced on Monday that they were to appeal a stewards decision relating to the legality of their car

FIA to Appeal Decision on Button's Car

Race stewards took over six hours to give Button's BAR the all-clear after summoning team representatives and weighing it both with and without fuel following the end of the race, in which Button finished in third place.

"Immediately following the end of the race the car was weighed in the configuration it had finished and was above the minimum weight limit," the stewards said on Sunday in a statement. "It was subsequently drained of fuel and then re-weighed and found to be underweight.

"The stewards after hearing the explanation of the competitor's representatives and studying all the available documentation decided that the matter requires no further action."


Although the team's explanation for the discrepancy, which has not been made public, was accepted by the Imola race stewards, the FIA has now appealed against that ruling and will examine the case at a hearing next month.

The governing body said the International Court of Appeal is scheduled to hear the case in Paris on May 4.

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