Benetton to appeal Belgian GP DQ

ICN (1994-08-30): The Benetton Ford team have appealed against the disqualification of German Michael Schumacher after the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. The Championship leader was disqualified following the measurement of the wood panel that has...

ICN (1994-08-30): The Benetton Ford team have appealed against the disqualification of German Michael Schumacher after the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa. The Championship leader was disqualified following the measurement of the wood panel that has been fitted to cars to reduce the downforce. The 10mm had worn down to 7.4mm, which is well below the permitted level of 9mm and Schumacher was diqualified from tho race which he won.

Benetton are appealing against the decision which reduced Schumacher's lead in the championship by a massive 14 points to just 21.

"We don't believe we have broken any regulations. It is a mystery to us because our other driver, Jos Verstappen, used the same ride-height settings and his car passed the scrutineers without any problems," explained Ross Brawn, Benetton's Chief Engineer. "I still think we have a hope of retrieving this win in Belgium. It is unjust, as the other situations. We want to play fair for everyone."

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Jos Verstappen , Michael Schumacher , Ross Brawn
Teams Benetton