Arrows expect no penalty

Arrows boss Tom Walkinshaw does not expect to get fined for the team missing the Hungarian Grand Prix as he is acting under advice from his lawyers. Walkinshaw was advised to miss the race this weekend and concentrate on sorting out potential ...

Arrows boss Tom Walkinshaw does not expect to get fined for the team missing the Hungarian Grand Prix as he is acting under advice from his lawyers. Walkinshaw was advised to miss the race this weekend and concentrate on sorting out potential investors for Arrows. There are three interested parties, including Red Bull boss Dieter Mateschitz and former BAR principal Craig Pollock.

"The lawyers have said that we have to focus instead on getting a deal down with investors," Walkinshaw told Autosport. "There are three different offers on the table from three different continents and we have been running around all over the place. I had hoped to have this matter finalised before Hungary, but the best thing now is to sit down and get it sorted."

The FIA can impose a heavy fine on a team for missing a Grand Prix -- something Arrows avoided in France by putting in an appearance in qualifying, even though they deliberately failed to set a time inside the 107%. Walkinshaw believes the team should not be punished for failing to take part in the Hungarian GP.

"We shouldn't be," he said of possibly being fined. "It's force majeure and I cannot see why we would be penalised because we are acting under advice from lawyers."

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