McLaren appeal against disqualification

McLaren have lodged an appeal against David Couthard's disqualification from the Brazilian Grand Prix

McLaren appeal against disqualification

The team argued the bumpy nature of the circuit had shaken the front wing past the tolerances allowed by the regulations.

Team boss Ron Dennis and technical director Adrian newey left the circuit without commenting minutes after announcing the decision to appeal six hours after the race.

"The team identified structural damage to both the underbody and chassis combined with the fact that the front wing end plates had rotated about their axis," the team said in a statement.

"The cumulative effect was caused by the heavy amount of bottoming and vibration induced by the nature of the Sao Paulo circuit.

"The team therefore has appealed the decision of the Stewards who did not accept these mitigating circumstances."

The hearing is likely to he heard in Paris later this week.

But as with the controversy following Ferrari's disqualification and subsequent reinstatement from the Malaysian Grand Prix last year the decision could rest on interpretation of the rules rather than the word of law.

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